As crime falls, Dol­phins rise

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SYED ALI QASIM

The re­cent news about the street crime de­cline in La­hore is a re­spite for all city dwellers who al­ways feel threat­ened at the hands of crim­i­nals. The po­lice data shows that since the Do­pl­hin Force be­gan pa­trolling the metropoli­tan, street crimes have dropped dras­ti­cally.

The of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics show that the city has wit­nessed al­most 50 per­cent de­crease in the in­ci­dents of street rob­beries since this smart pa­trolling po­lice started per­form­ing its du­ties. It is per­ti­nent to men­tion here that the in­spi­ra­tion for such a force came to Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter She­hbaz Sharif from Turkey as the Dol­phin po­lice was ini­tially estab­lished in 1973 in Istanbul. This force has been cre­ated with the vi­sion to save and se­cure La­hore by con­trol­ling street crimes with the help of state of the art tech­nol­ogy and hu­man skill.

Since it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of govern­ment to con­trol crime and main­tain law and or­der sit­u­a­tion, there­fore, the es­tab­lish­ment of Dol­phin Force is a land­mark achieve­ment of the govern­ment to wipe out ter­ror­ists and crim­i­nals from the Pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal. Keep­ing in view the rise in street crimes in other parts of the Prov­ince, the govern­ment is also con­sid­er­ing the repli­ca­tion of Dol­phin Squad in five other big cities of Pun­jab as well.

It is hoped that the Pun­jab govern­ment’s ini­tia­tive to have an ag­ile and mod­ern pa­trolling po­lice unit in La­hore would cer­tainly help im­prove po­lice cul­ture and pro­vide sense of se­cu­rity to the gen­eral pub­lic. More­over, the Dol­phin Force would con­tinue chas­ing the crim­i­nals in the metropoli­tan city of La­hore with a spirit to make the lives and prop­er­ties of La­horites more se­cure and safe. —La­hore

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