District Police Officer Usman Akram Gondal has said that good liaison between the police and the media can help control crimes and ensure sustainable peace.

Talking to the media here on Thursday at DPO Office, he said that because of free and fair reporting, journalists were respected by all segments of society. The DPO appreciated the role of local journalists in curbing crimes and purging police force of black sheep. He said that the close liaison between law-enforcers and journalists is inevitable to cleanse the region of all sorts of evils.

The DPO directed his subordinates to improve their behaviour towards the masses and respect the law-abiding people while deal with criminals sternly. He reaffirmed the commitment to root out corruption from the district.

“No one within the department would be allowed to do any kind of embezzlement and only those following the policy of zero tolerance against corruption would remain in the department,” he added. On the occasion, City Press Club President Dr Khalid Mehmood Zaffar and others assured him of their full cooperation.