Believe in policy of do respect, have respect; Afridi advises cops

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi  Friday emphasized that the government believed in practical steps and would provide maximum facilities to make Islamabad police an exemplary one.

All possible resources and state of the art equipment would be provided to police, besides, training on scientific lines to maintain law and order, he said this while addressing a rank wearing ceremony here at Islamabad Police Lines to 183 police personnel who got promotion. 

The Minister congratulated the officers and said, "Today is a big day for you and your families but do not forget promotion means more responsibilities."

Shehryar Afridi said,"You will be given peace of mind through promotions and other facilities. I understand unless your issues are not resolved you would not be able to perform up to the mark."

He said, "The government would give think about you, give you due respect and address your genuine issues. In this way we can make you a model police." 

The Minister advised, "Believe in policy of do respect and have respect and be polite with citizens." 

The Minister said Pakistan is a peace loving sovereign country and would never accept any dictation keeping in view our national interest and added in new Pakistan decision would be taken keeping in mind benefits and thinking of Pakistanis. 

Shehryar asked the cops, "Try to remove refrain which is prevailing among the people and respect every citizen especially women and elderly people."

He lauded security forces of the country for rendering matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism and also paid homage to martyrs. 

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a special package for betterment of Islamabad police. 

Speaking on the occasion, Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Amir Zulfiqar said 183 officer and jawans have been promoted for next rank. 

Congratulating them, he said job of police is very hard and those who got promotion have spent almost 20 to 30 years in service.

He advised them to fulfill their duties in a responsible manner and make all efforts to curb crimes in Federal Capital.


Afridi stresses promoting love, brotherhood, tolerance in society

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi Tuesday stressed the need to promote love, brotherhood, tolerance and fraternity as envisioned by the holy Prophet (PBUH).

Addressing annual prize distribution ceremony of a private school, he said we should pledge to respect the all irrespective of their status or position.

He vowed transforming the country into a modern Islamic country by adopting golden principles of Islam.

He said Pakistan never hesitated in extending help to brother Islamic countries.

He lamented that over 20.50 million children were still out of schools.

By overcoming ethnic and religious difference, we can compete the world.

Unity will have to be developed to ensure prosperous Pakistan.

Responding to a question, he said the anti-encroachment operation was continuing against those who occupied state land and operation is not against the persons having build house or shops on purchased land.

Details of regularization of Prime Minister's home in Bani Gala could be sought from Supreme Court of Pakistan.


Youth possess all potential to compete global level

ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi on Wednesday said the youth are future of the country and have potential and abilities to compete at all levels in the world.

Addressing the International Student Convention, organized here at Pak-China Cultural Centre, he lauded efforts of the organizers for holding such an event which would provide opportunities to the youth in promoting social aspects.

The Minister said the youth's participation in decision making regarding social, cultural and economic affairs was very important for bright future of the country.

Shehryar Khan Afridi urged the youth to work for humanity, adding that "We need to study humanity because without reading humanity we cannot make an impact."

It was needed to portray genuine picture of the country before the world, he said and added that misconceptions or negativity should be ended.

He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to promoting humanity and highlight sacrifices given for humanity as it was main objective of any civilized nation.

He said youth, consisting around 60 per cent of the total population of the country have been playing an important role to bring about a real change and contributed towards building "Naya Pakistan."

"We should promote peace in globe and respect each others norms, values and cultures. We need to fight against all those odds which affect humanity," he added.

The Minister said those who challenge the writ of state and try to create chaos will not be allowed and brought to book.

He said in Naya Pakistan, the minorities are enjoying all opportunities with their due rights.

"Let us join hands and convey a message of unity to the world that Pakistani youth are vibrant and peace-loving," he said and added Pakistani youth have set good examples in the globe with their extreme talent.

The Minister also highlighted initiatives of the government for providing all facilities and due rights to citizens of provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

He said those influential corrupt persons who have looted tax payers money are being taken to task and added each and every penny would be recovered from them and spent on country's development.

Later, Shehryar Khan Afridi was awarded shield by the organizers.

Keeping environment clean is combined responsibility

ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi Tuesday said it was a collective responsibility to keep environment clean and avoid sufferings because of polluted atmosphere.

Addressing a Clean and Green Islamabad: Ideas Competition here at Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), F-7/2, he said, everyone was aware of losses, the environmental degradation was causing in the Capital, but unfortunately no one paid any heed to redressing of environmental issues in past.

Shehryar Afridi said, "I feel proud our children in educational institutions are giving a message that how we can get more benefits from Clean and Green Pakistan programme."

"We have to create awareness among the masses regarding environmental hazards. We need to pledge that every individual of family should plant a sapling at least once a month. 

The solid waste should be separated at household level and for this purpose, citizenry should be sensitized on rudiments of recycling and the need to separate the waste."

He said provision of clean environment to people is not only a responsibility but also a religious obligation, adding that government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) launched a billion tree project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and now in New Pakistan the central government was heading towards 10 billion trees project.

Moreover, comprehensive, short, medium and long-term plans were being devised for making the Capital clean and rescuing its environment from degradation.

The minister said, "We have to balance needs of development with nature conservation and provide opportunities for creation of green jobs. The number-one agenda of PTI government is to invest for  humanity and we need to give dignity to every human. You, the young generation, should play role for better and prosperous Pakistan."

Principal of College, Dr Nasreen, Vice Principal Dr Asifa Raheem, Deputy Mayor Islamabad, Zeeshan Naqvi, representatives of Ministry of Interior, Islamabad Capital Territory Administration, Capital Development Authority (CDA) attended the event.


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