Islamabad police set up the first dispute resolution council

ISLAMABAD:  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad
Qazi Jamil ur Rehman on Friday inaugurated the `Dispute Resolution
Council’ for the settlement of minor disputes at the community level with an
aim to provide relief to the people and minimize the burden of police
and courts.

Following the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to provide relief to
the people, the council has been set up which would look into the cases
of civil nature including domestic and monetary disputes and another case
of miscellaneous nature.

The IGP formally inaugurated the `Dispute Resolution Council’ at Rescue
15 while DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar, SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed
Mustafa Tanveer, Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi, a senior police
officials and members of the council were also present on the occasion.

The IGP said this council would resolve the cases of various nature and
try to resolve them at the initial stage. He said that SSP (Operations) Dr.
Syed Mustafa Tanveer had played a vital role in setting up this body
while members of the council were carefully been selected. He said that
the council consists of well-reputed, respected, apolitical and
uncontroversial individuals are drawn from various sections of society
including educationists, journalists, lawyers, businessmen, retired
civil officers and persons belonging to NGOs.

The IGP said the councils would be responsible for amicably resolving
the disputes through proper fact-finding process and work as jury in the
conduct of contested investigations. He said that burden on policemen
would also decrease and they may get time to effectively handle cases of
criminal nature.

For the improvement in the functioning of the council, he said that Dispute
Resolution Councils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be contacted while the
proper publicity would be made regarding the performance of the council in
Islamabad through media.

Earlier, the SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer briefed the IGP
about the nature of work of the council and members included in it. He
said that Council is being named as `Nasir Khan Durrani Council’ as the
late police officer introduced conciliatory committees in Islamabad for
the first time. These committees, he said, performed very well and this
was the successful model to involve the community in policing affairs.

IGP Islamabad, DIG (Operations), and SSP (Operations) would forward the
complaints or applications to this council which would resolve them
after summoning the parties. The council would not directly receive any
application while police coordinators have been appointed to assist its
members. TF Report

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