Two days Administrative Retreat Meeting, organized by National Highways & Motorway Police in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute and International Narcotics and Law. Minister of State for Communications, Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary was the chief guest of first day of Retreat meeting. Senior management of National Highways & Motorway Police participated in the first day Administrative Retreat.
On this occasion chief gust, Minister of State for Communications, Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary said the participates that the Ministry of Communications is well aware of the National Highway and Motorway Police problems and we are committed to resolving all outstanding issue of NH&MP including issues related to medical, timings and other institutional shortcomings before the completion of incumbent government period. Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary, said that NH&MP is highly professional and performing to the best of its capabilities and potential. “It is a matter of pride for me to be part of this institution as state minister, which is not only admired at national level but also acknowledged at international level”, he said adding that the ministry will leave no stone un-turn to make the NH&MP an exemplary institution. He said that National Highways and Motorway Police is performing excellent job in saving the lives of road users. On this occasion he congratulated the I.G, National Highways & Motorway Police and its officers for coming up with this unique idea of holding a “retreat”, which is prevalent in most of the advanced countries. This is encouraging that Motorway Police has taken the lead and become a trend setter. Addressing earlier Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam said to further improve the provision of services to general public, there is need to overcome the existing shortcomings and weakness of the institution.
“Today, we all gathered here to analyze and take stock of our progress and to chalk-out way forward to ensure better services to public”, said Dr Kaleem Imam, adding that we are trying develop the capacity of the officers through various training programs with the help of our partners, such as SDPI and INL. While conducting a training session during the retreat, Dr Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI said that there is no better way to adapt to the requirements of changing time, but to assess our strength and weaknesses in an introspective manner. He said in this context, NH&MP effort in convening its retreat is highly commendable. Towards the end, Additional Inspector General, Central region Khalid Mehmood and Additional Inspector General, South region, Zonal Commanders, DIG Headquarters, Ishfaq Ahmed Kahn, DIG, Operations Abbas Ahsan, Commandant NH&MP Training College, DIG Mirza Faran Baig. DIG, N-5 Central Zone, Ahmad Arsalan, DIG, N-5, North Zone Mehboob Aslam, Zonal Commander South and West Zones, Acting DIG, Abdul Hayee Baloch, Sector Commanders and officers of NH&MP highlight various achievements, shortcomings and suggest way forward for their respective areas. Shortage of human resource, lack of proper logistics arrangements, lack of clarity in function and duties of different section, undefined hierarchy and weak media section were among challenges identified by different regional officers. In their way forwards, officers recommended some structural changes in systems of monitoring and operations, road safety and standards and advance educational and training syllabus.