Islamabad: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has vowed to transform the province into an abode of peace and justice.

Addressing the passing out ceremony of 408 sub-inspectors that was held at Police Training College Sihala, Rawalpindi, he said that thana culture will be changed to ensure justice at the grass roots level.

As many as 76 lady inspectors also passed during the ceremony.

He said the process to change the thana culture has already been started with induction of police officers in the department on merit.

Lauding the innumerable sacrifices rendered by the police officials in the war on terror, the Punjab Chief Minister said these will not go in vain and time will come when the country will be completely purged of the curse of terrorism.

Mohammad Zeeshan was conferred with high rank award on his best performance in target shooting whereas Sumera Latif also got appreciation over her valor and determination.

While talking at the ceremony, CM Punjab advised the squad to fight against terrorism honestly and serve their duties by assisting other departments as well.

Shahbaz Sharif said that government had tried to change the traditional working of police in 1998 but the regime of Pervez Musharraf had totally destroyed the internal structure of this department.

The chief guest was presented the guard of honor and inspected freshly turned out contingents of SIs.