Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet. The meeting was attended by cabinet members including the IGP Islamabad; the PM and his cabinet deliberated upon a number of important agenda items during the meeting.
During the deliberations, PM appreciated the strict action taken against land mafia by the capital police chief Aamir Zulfiqar. Prime Minister Imran Khan also ordered police to adopt zero tolerance against land grabbers.
PM greatly appreciated the efforts of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan for curbing crime in capital city and against land mafia.
Appreciating the strict action against land mafia by the capital police chief, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan…
Cabinet meeting in Islamabad
Prime Minister presided over the cabinet meeting in Islamabad on 11 August. IGP Islamabad Aamir Zulfiqar briefed the PM and cabinet on actions taken against land mafia. A report was presented by the IGP on police actions taken against land grabbers.
PM praised the IGP on the success of his operation against land grabbers and directed police to continue their efforts in curbing land grabbing.
The IGP Islamabad was given a standing ovation by the cabinet members.
Ranking of Islamabad improved in World Crime Index
The ranking of Islamabad has improved to 69 levels during the tenure of current IGP, in a report of World Crime Index issued by an International Organisation Numbeo. As per report, crime index decreased upto 28.63 percent while it was 32.88 percent last year.
Islamabad was at 232nd number last year while it is now at 301st number in recent ranking. It’s ranking is far better as compared to Sydney, Berlin, Moscow, London, Paris and Shanghai.
With reduction of crime rate around four percent as per report, Islamabad has been amongst the one of the safest city in the world. The report has been issued after survey in 374 cities of the world.
Commenting on this ranking, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar said that crime rate has decreased in Islamabad owing effective strategy.
He said that effective action is being ensured against criminal and anti-social elements.
Islamabad Police Chief has expressed his satisfaction over deceased in crime rate which has been acknowledged in this report and said that effective policing would remain continue and every effort to be made to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens.
IGP’s Interview with GVS
In an interview with GVS, IGP Islamabad told the Magazine desk that when he took over as IGP Islamabad, on the World Crime Index, Pakistan was at 148, and as per the latest score released in January 2020, Pakistan is now the 74th safest city in the world.
“We are grateful that this has been acknowledged not only locally but across the world; I have seen a tweet by a certain Prof. Ashok Swain, in Sweden – meaning that it has gone international.” said the IGP.
Modi calls Pakistan 'Terror Capital'! So-called Terror Capital's Capital is much safer than Modi's own Capital Delhi.
While Islamabad is No 74, Delhi is No 306 among world's safest cities. https://t.co/ktl1PAJcLB
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) February 2, 2020
On being asked how IGP Islamabad was able to uplift Islamabad’s ranking he said “There were three four reasons for it; One reason was the team which was given to me by the Prime Minister consisted of some of the best officers of the Police Service of Pakistan and of the ranks. Another reason was that there was no political interference. We independently selected the best officers and kept adding them to our team.”
Mr. Khan said that he has witnessed many different challenges during his tenure. “We had huge protests through September and October. Maulana’s Dharna was a very big challenge for Islamabad, because there were so many people with him. However contrary to the past experience, I think, this time, we, as a team did pretty well. Not a single incident happened despite such large crowds.”