IG Islamabad Sultan Temuri said Islamabad police has always protected the minorities and would continue to safeguard their lives
Islamabad police have also joined in the joyful celebration of Christmas with a colourful cake cutting ceremony in Islamabad.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri joined in the Christmas cake cutting ceremony organized by Islamabad Police for Christian Police officials at Police line Headquarters, Islamabad.
The festive event was attended by DIG Security Waqar Ahmad Chohan, DIG Headquarter Nasir Mehmood Satti, DIG Operations Mir Vais Niaz, SSP Operations Sajid Kiani, SSP Traffic Malik Matloob Ahmad, SSP Security Jamil Ahmad Hashmi, SSP Headquarters Muhammad Bin Ashraf, other senior police officers and officials, representatives from German, American and Australian Embassy.
A large number of members from Christian community also attended the celebration.
IG Islamabad Temuri said that elaborate security arrangement would be ensured for the Christian community of the federal capital on the occasion of Christmas.
Islamabad Police have made full proof security measures, installed security gates and deployed extra police outside churches for Christmas 2017 following the Quetta church attack on December 17, 2017.
Speaking at the ceremony, IG Islamabad said “Islamabad police has always protected the minorities and would continue to safeguard their lives and property in future.”
He also informed the people about the newly established Human Rights (HR) desk that would monitor every kind of violation and ensure protection to children, women and other segments of society. This special HR desk has been established at Central Police Office to entertain the complaints of marginalized segments of society.
Dr Temuri, who had been appointed as the IG of Islamabad police earlier this month, said that a community policing model was being developed to make the Islamabad Police a model for the rest of the country. He added that a community-police partnership system was his top priority and would engage all segments of the society, including the business community, senior citizens, students, housewives and so on.
Islamabad Police, he said, would leave no stone unturned to ensure protection to the lives and property of the minorities. The IGP stressed to promote interfaith harmony among all segments of society and said “We have to demonstrate unity and work together to counter the menace of terrorism and militancy in society.”
A committee will also be established soon to promote interfaith harmony and it would monitor the affairs related to minorities and ensure protection to them. He said that such committee had been established by him while serving as Regional Police Officer in Multan and such step would be taken here.
He said that such gestures would send a positive message on the national and international level and help to improve the image of the country and society.
Later, he also joined a Christmas cake at the National Press Club with members of the Minority Journalists Association, where he had interaction with journalists.