Govt taking steps to enhance conviction ratio, cut crime rate
Posted on 9 months ago
PESHAWAR (APP): The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government's Home and Tribal Affairs Department is taking solid steps to augment the entire system of prosecution in the province so that both the investigation and prosecution wings work in close coordination and friendly atmosphere and resultantly achieve increase in conviction ratio and decrease in crime rate.
Director General Prosecution Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Arif Khattak, just after assuming his charge, is striving to reactivate the Directorate General of Prosecution on war-footing and is working with entire staff round the clock to augment the prosecution in the province to streamline it on modern scientific lines.
Spokesman of Home Department said that in order to achieve the target of implementation of Prosecution Act, 2005 in its true spirit and to overcome all visible and invisible deficiencies and to curb crime rate through increased conviction ratio the steps are being made to bring improvement in law and order situation in the province.
He said that 77 complete computer systems along with 27 fax machines have been acquired on priority by the Directorate General Prosecution, which are being distributed amongst the total 25 Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa followed by staffing for the offices of the District Public Prosecution on need basis to equip it for the purpose of computerization of cases and record.
Moreover, he said, simultaneously promotion case in all ranks in the Prosecution Wing, which have now been found lying in a cold storage have been dig out and put in process besides certain other measures taken to bring maximum efficiency, discipline and improvement in the overall performance of the Directorate General of Prosecution Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He added that as there is shortage of prosecution staffthroughout the province, so the officers who stood promoted from BPS-16 to 17 and their posting cases were pending were expedited and in addition to that as shortage was created in the strength of officers in BPS 16, so the Chairman Public Service Commission was requested to increase the pace of the appointment process of 28 officers in BS 16.
He informed that the dates for interview have been fixed for September 3, 2012 to September 28 2012. As started above that some officers were promoted to BS 18, so, the requisition was sent to Public Service Commission for recruitment of further 24 officers in BS 16 with the request that NoC be granted, so that adhoc appointment could be made for a period of one year in order to overcome the deficiency.
The spokesman said that NoC has been granted by the competent authority and the posts of 24 officers on ad hoc basis for period of one year has been advertised and the Directorate is intending to fill up the said posts by the end of September 2012 positively which will also enable the Directorate to overcome the problem of deficit staffing.
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