No one to go scot free in criminal cases, says PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, Nov 12 (DNA): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will change the tradition of influential people’s going scot-free in criminal cases.Expressing the determination to provide justice to all citizens of the country without any discrimination, Imran regretted that only poor were punished in our system while the crimes and misdoings of the influential lot were overlooked.

“The PTI government will change this tradition and pattern of governance,” he said while presiding over a meeting in Islamabad.

The prime minister said no land mafia would be tolerated and an operation would be launched against all those who were involved in land grabbing of the poor.

The meeting was called to brief the PM on the overall law and order situation in the federal capital and the ongoing operation against the land mafia.

Among others, the meeting was attended by Minister of state for Interior Sheryar Khan Afridi, Prime Minister’s Assistant Ali Nawaz Awan, MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz, Secretary Interior Major (Retd) Azam Suleman, Chief Commissioner and Inspector General Police Islamabad.

The secretary interior briefed Imran about the law and order situation in Islamabad besides operation against the land grabbers and other matters.

The premier directed Sheryar Afridi, Ali Nawaz Awan and Raja Khurram Nawaz to prepare a special package for Islamabad.

The meeting decided to constitute a coordination committee headed by the secretary interior to make more effective the ongoing campaign against land mafia and the drug dealers who were targeting students in educational institutions.

The meeting sought recommendations from the IG Islamabad to improve the performance of Islamabad Territory Police to make it an effective force.

Imran Khan assured that all out support would be provided to the Islamabad administration, capital territory police and other concerned institutions to make the federal capital a model city where law could be enforced without any discrimination to ensure supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law.

He categorically stated that he would never tolerate any land mafia in Islamabad. DNA