LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Shoaib Dastgir said that Central Crime Branch should examine actions of criminals in dacoity, theft of car and motorcycle and drugs dealings and not only indicate such points where these gangs are active but also assign task of their arrests to respective district after fully examining modus operandi of these gangs and also provide every kind of help in this regard. In addition to it, other districts should provide complete support to respective district for arrest of these gangs. He further said that DPOs and circle officers of all districts should hold weekly open courts observing sops of Corona on regular basis so that citizens may not face any trouble for provision of justice. For elimination of complaints received on front desks in village police stations, IG Punjab directed that special focus should be given on monitoring of front desks in village police stations and monthly report should be sent to me regularly. He further said that for elimination of crimes and improvement in public service delivery, effective use of information technology is the need of hour therefore, for further improving working of police stations, use of effective information technology under issued SOPs should be ensured at any cost and senior officers should admonish those who violate these SOPs during their surprise visits. He further said that for boosting self accountability process, accountability branch should improve monitoring process of Police Stations, police offices and departmental inquiries with effective use of IT Apps and softwares and also execute all matters with full impartiality as early as possible. He moreover said that in cases of Kite flying, aerial firing, gambling and drugs dealing, digital monitoring must be ensured from registration of cases to completion of challans so that awarding of punishments to violators of law might be speeded up and every possible protection should provided to wealth and lives of citizens. He further said that 15 days report bearing 24/7 monitoring of inter provincial check posts should be sent to Central Police Office whereas a separate App should be prepared for assessing performance and digital monitoring of Riverine Check Posts of districts including Attock, Mianwali, Layyah and other districts. He moreover said that desired results from public facilitation IT projects can only be acquired through better monitoring and inspection so for resolution of issues of citizens, staff of SP complaints, front desks, 8787 Compliant Center, Police Khidmat Marakiz and Pukar 15 should perform their duties with full commitment and diligence and also provide every possible guidance for quick resolution of problems of citizens. These views were expressed by him while chairing a session held at Central Police Office today. In the session, issue related with required Apps and softwarws of all branches and their up gradation along with other issues came under discussion. During the session, Addl: IG Operations, Addl: IG PHP, Addl: IG Investigation, and Addl: IG IAB briefed about use of IT projects in their sections and shared progress report that as per vision of IG Punjab use of modern softwares and applications by information technology in police working is going on speedily so that public may be benefited from fruits of modern policing. IG Punjab directed to officers that for maintenance of progress of every project, process of monitoring and inspection should be continued on and modern technology may be benefitted in accordance with the rules of smart policing for elimination of heinous crimes and its use in investigation process so that process of awarding punishment to criminals might be speeded up. He further said that plan should be carved out for further information technology projects like Khidmat Marakiz for facilitation of citizens whereas new softwares and modules should be prepared for operational and investigation duties. Addl IG PHP, Captain retired Zafar Iqbal, Addl: IG IAB Azhar Hameed Khokhar, MD Safe City, Addl: IG Rao Sardar, Addl: IG training, Shahid Haneef, Addl: IG Establishment, BA Nasir, Addl: IG Investigation Punjab Fiaz Ahmad Dev, Addl: IG CTD Muhammad Tahir Rai, Chief Admin Officer Safe City, DIG Kamran Khan, DIG PHP, Tariq Abbas Qureshi, Dig IT, Waqas Nazeer and AIG Operations Imran Kishwar along with other officers were present in the session.