MIRPUR (AJK) -The Azad Jammu & Kashmir police have decided to reactivate Citizen-Police Liaison Committees in all the AJK districts in order to affectively overcome crime in the region by maintaining mutual cooperation between the citizens and the police.

The decision to this effect has been taken on the directions of AJK Inspector General Police Malik Khuda Buksh who, during his recent visit to Mirpur, fully agreed to the idea, moved by the senior journalists during a formal chat at the office of DIG Mirpur Range Dr Khalid Chauhan, for immediate revival of the CPLCs in AJK districts.

The police chief on this occasion directed Senior Mirpur SP Raja Irfan Salim to immediately move for the revival of the committees in the district comprising highly credible and good reputed seasoned personalities belonging to all segments of the society.

When contacted SSP Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim told this Correspondent here late Monday that Mirpur district CPLC comprising seasoned brains representing different classes of the society including members from legal fraternity, social and peace activists, business community, journalists and retired officials of police.

The SSP said that the reactivation with re-formation of the Mirpur district CPLC will, indeed, be primarily a pilot project to move for maintaining close liaison between police and the citizens. Irfan Salim said that formation of the Mirpur CPLC will be declared within a few days. Preliminary steps to this direction are in progress. It may be recalled that the CPLCs had been formed in all AJK districts including Mirpur a few years back and which worked for quite some time but later were deactivated reportedly due to lack of interest from the either side.