LAHORE – Reiterating his resolve to bring in police reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed lawmen to help justice-seekers.

“A system, which ensures justice, serves the the public. Provision of justice to the masses is my mission and I will not tolerate hindrance the way,” the chief minister said while talking to complainants from various districts at Model Town Saturday. MNA Pervaiz Malik, Punjab Advocate General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, police big guns and other officials concerned attended the meeting.

The chief minister issued on-the-spot orders to redress public grievances. Shahbaz said the Punjab government adopted concrete measures for changing the Thana culture and the model police stations were being established in the province.

He directed the police to perform their duties diligently and that they should complete investigation of cases at the earliest so that the culprits could be brought to justice. The chief minister said that supremacy of law ensures peace. The CM warned that strict action will be taken against police officials using delaying tactics in investigation and besides departmental action against such employees, cases will also be registered against them for showing criminal negligence.

Separately talking to Jhelum delegates including newly-elected MPA Ch Khadim Hussain, Shahbaz came down hard on Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for “breaking records of corruption.” Shahbaz said his party had been struggling for the cause of public betterment and had emerged as the popular part of the country that had been proved in the recent by-elections.

He said the PML-N will sweep the upcoming general elections. He greeted Ch Khadim for his victory in the by-polls. He said that the masses had rejected the alliance formed to plunder national wealth.