PESHAWAR, June 5: Police department has abandoned 48 checkposts across the province following the directives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.According to a police spokesperson, some of these checkposts have been abandoned completely while some of them have been changed into mobile ones.

He said that most of those checkposts were abandoned in Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Buner, Mardan, Abbottabad, Haripur and Mansehra districts. In the rest of districts including Peshawar the process would continue to review the role of the checkposts in different areas, he said. “Unnecessary checkposts will be abolished during the next few days,” he added.

Some of the check posts, the spokesperson said, were changed into mobile ones so that police could check movement of suspected people and anti-social elements. He said that unnecessary checking would be stopped to avoid problems to the citizens and keep a check on policemen, who forced people for extortion.

Inspector General of Police Ihsan Ghani has directed the officers of the department to give full attention to their professional duty and public protection and deal people in a responsible way.

It may be mentioned here that the chief minister has directed police that no one should be arrested unless they have concrete information about his/her involvement in a crime. He has also directed police to stop unnecessary checking.—Bureau Report

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