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Punjab Police Pakistan – A Complete Introduction and Its Outstanding History

Punjab Police Introduction

3 Punjab Police Constables are posing for photo
Punjab Police Pakistan

Punjab Police is a law enforcement department that maintains the law & order situation in Punjab Province. This department works under the command of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab. This is the department that controls the criminal’s cases by taking action against criminals under the Police Act 1861 and Police Act 2002.

Punjab Police Common Details

Punjab Police controls the crime in 36 districts of Punjab Province. Punjab Police Department has 718 Police Stations in 36 districts of Punjab Province from which 4 Police Stations are established specially for female criminals. In these Women Police Stations, only female Police Officials work to minimize the crime. 

Some of the highlighted details are as follows:

  • Jurisdiction: Punjab (36 Districts)
  • Total Police Stations in Punjab: 718
  • Women Police Stations in Punjab: 4 (Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Multan)
  • Nature: Federal Law Enforcement, Civilian Police, Secret Police
  • Abbreviation: P.P


The police system in Mughal times was organized on the basis of land tenure. Zamindar is responsible for catching public peace offenders and performing other police duties. At the village level, this function is performed by village headmen. In larger cities, police management is employed, officers named Kotwals, who carry out the combined tasks of law enforcement, community administration, and revenue collection. In villages and communities, there are patrol officers in the form of village guards or chowkidars, in the city, there are horse patrols and the like. Violent organized crime is usually handled by the military.

Implementation of Modern Police System

The modern police system was introduced during British rule. The British government freed the henchmen (Zamindar) from their responsibility for police service and introduced the judge (magistrate) to Daroghas and other subordinates for police purposes. The Punjab Police also emulate the two main branches – military preventive police and civilian detective police. Because these arrangements were unsatisfactory, the British Indian government in 1860 asked the Punjab government to consider the police system that prevailed in the province. However, because the matter became a public concern, the central government formed a commission to investigate all policing matters in British India. 

The Calcutta Police Commission of 1860 recommended the removal of military weapons from the police, the appointment of a provincial police chief inspector, and the placement of the police in a district under a district supervisor. The Commission only recommended that district judges (magistrates) carry out police duties. On the recommendation of the committee, the Government of India introduced a law which was passed as Law V of 1861. The Police Act of 1861 was passed. The organizational draft following the law has been preserved to this day.

The Punjab Police Regulations of 1933 documented police practices at the time and introduced several new measures to increase the administrative and operational efficiency of the police. The content of the regulations shows that by 1934, Punjab Police had grown into a fully professional police organization with extensive knowledge of crimes and criminals in the province. It has developed effective procedures and practices for dealing with various types of criminal activity. Administrative and disciplinary functions have also been developed. The regulations served as a model for similar sets of rules in other provinces of Pakistan and are still in effect today.

Punjab Police After Independence (1947)

The Punjab Police played a significant part in handling the refugee crisis of 1947–48. It continued as a separate organization till 1955 when it was merged with the police of other provinces to create the West Pakistan Police. The DIG West Pakistan was Inayat Ali Shah. DIG East Pakistan and DIG West Pakistan used to report to one IG which during the decade of the 1950s was Qurban Ali Khan. 

There were several attempts to review and reform police organization and performance during the 1950s and 60s which however could not be implemented. The legal framework of police in Pakistan underwent a major change as a consequence of the Devolution of Power Plan implemented between 2001 and 2006. The Plan provided for the devolution of a considerable portion of the Provincial Government’s authority and functions to districts and the introduction of public accountability of police.

In line with the Devolution of Power Plan, the office of Deputy Commissioner of the district was abolished in 2001 and a system of district governments was introduced through the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001. As a part of the Plan a new police law, the Police Order, replaced the Police Act 1861 in 2002. It brought sweeping changes to the police organization. The new law introduced public accountability in the form of Public Safety Commissions at district, provincial, and national levels. 

The Police Order 2002 also provided for an independent Police Complaints Authority, increased autonomy of the Inspector General of Police, and instituted functional specialization by separation of investigation from other functions of Police. Currently, the Punjab Police are engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the province.

The question of policing has been the subject of much debate before and after independence and a number of commissions, committees were formed by various governments for the purpose. Some of the more important commissions and committees are as follows:

  • Select Committee of 1832
  • Police Commission of 1860
  • Police Commission of 1902
  • Lumsden Committee of 1926
  • Police Commission of 1961 under Justice J.B.Constantine
  • Pakistan Police Commission of 1969 under Major General A.O.Mitha
  • Police Station Inquiry Committee of 1976 under M.A.K Chaudhry
  • Police Reforms Committee of 1976 under Rafi Raza
  • Police Committee of 1976 under Aslam Hayat
  • Police Reforms Implementation Committee of 1990 under M.A.K Chaudhry
  • Punjab Government Committee of 2001 under Shahzad Hassan Pervaiz
  • Focal Group on Police Reforms of 2000vb

Current Inspector General (IG) Of Punjab Police

The current Inspector General of Punjab is Rao Sardar Ali Khan. You can see the complete list of IGPs since 1947 on the official site by clicking here.

Dr Muhammad Usman Anwar
Dr Muhammad Usman Anwar, Became IG since March 2023

Punjab Police Uniform

The former uniform of Punjab Police was a classic black shirt and light brown pants (Khaki Pant).

Punjab Police Black Uniform
Punjab Police Black Uniform

The old uniform was changed in 2018 and replaced with olive-green.

Punjab Police New Uniform
Punjab Police New Uniform

Punjab Police Staff

Punjab Police has two types of staff one is the Executive Staff who works in the field to control the crime within Punjab Province and 2nd is Clerical Staff who controls all the matters within the offices.

Executive Staff

In simple words, we can describe the executive staff as Police Officials who wears a uniform and works in the field (Police Station) as well as in different offices to control the crime within their prescribed territory. They perform duties in all the emergency situations.

Punjab Police Executive Staff
Punjab Police Executive Staff

Clerical Staff

Clerical Staff of Punjab Police controls and manages the Executive Staff. It manages their salary, record, posting, show causes, illegal activities, and duties by working within offices. Clerical Staff cannot wear uniforms. Clerical Staff works in plain clothes. 

Punjab Police Clerical Staff
Punjab Police Clerical Staff

Punjab Police Forces

Punjab Police is a vast department it has many forces that were launched at different times according to their need for stopping crime.

  • Anti Riot Force
  • Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD)
  • Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA)
  • Dolphin Force
  • Elite Force
  • Constabulary
  • Police Response Unit (PRU)
  • Special Protection Unit (SPU)
  • Safe City Authorities (PSCA)
  • Highway Police
  • Motorway Police
  • Traffic Police
  • Jail Police

Punjab Police Females

Punjab Police Females
Punjab Police Females

Police officers are expected to display a high level of dignity, perseverance, and courage. These traits are not gendered specific, especially when responding to challenging situations. The Punjab Police Department has recruited a large number of women who not only provide a unique dynamic to the police and criminal investigations but also represent the organization as an equal opportunity employer.

Below is the list of our enthusiastically dedicated women recruits:

Punjab Police Females training
Punjab Police Females

Police Formations

  • Central Police Office (CPO), Punjab
  • Special Branch
  • Operation Branch
  • Police Regions
  • Telecommunication Branch
  • Investigation Branch

Punjab Police Designations

GradePolice RanksAbbreviations
BPS-09Head ConstableHC
BPS-11Assistant Sub-InspectorASI
BPS-16InspectorI / IP
BPS-17Assistant Superintendent of Police
Deputy Superintendent of Police
BPS-18Superintendent of PoliceSP
BPS-19Senior Superintendent of Police
Assistant Inspector General
BPS-20Deputy Inspector GeneralDIG
BPS-21Additional Inspector GeneralAddl. IG
BPS-22Inspector General of PoliceIGP / IG

Punjab Police Posts

A common mistake from the general public is about Police Rank & Police Posts. These are different terms keep reading the article and you’ll know everything.

Following are some posts, not ranks. These posts act as a higher post sometimes.

  • Station House Officer (SHO)
  • Protective Service Officer (PSO)
  • Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO)
  • District Cooperative Officer (DCO)
  • City Police Officer (CPO)
  • Regional Police Officer (RPO)
  • Capital City Police Officer (CCPO)
  • Provincial Police Officer (PPO)

District Wise Police Stations in Punjab, Pakistan

There are 718 total police stations of Punjab Province in 36 districts from which 4 police stations are established specially for women. All the police stations can be explored by clicking the following button:

Punjab Police Public Services

IGP Complaint Center 8787

One of the Punjab police initiatives is the establishment of an integrated complaint center for the IGP police. Previously, complaints were received by mail or someone had to go to Lahore to lodge a complaint in person with the Inspector General of the Police Bureau. This initiative aims to receive complaints via SMS and short voice calls (8787). Complaints are also received online and via email.

A dedicated team of young IT experts was assigned to deal with this complaint quickly. The system is very interactive and whistleblowers know their complaints. Reporters can follow the progress of their complaints online and send feedback online or via SMS at any time.

The following nature of complaints are entertained at the IGP Complaints Center:

  • Non-Registration of FIRs 
  • Faulty investigations 
  • Illegal detentions 
  • Arrests of innocent persons 
  • Registration of false FIR 
  • Slackness in Duty  
  • Demand of illegal gratification

All complaints are sent to senior officials for appropriate action to be taken. In any case, they will not be forwarded to a police officer from the subdivision who is obliged to call the complainant himself within 8 hours and report to the IGP Complaints Center that he has been in contact with the applicant. In addition, these officials must submit their final reports within the stipulated deadline. Complaints about unlawful detention and unlawful gratification requests must be sent within 24 hours. Likewise, complaints about the non-registration of the FIR and the arrest of an innocent person must be answered within 72 hours, and other types of complaints must be reported within two weeks.

Lodge E-Complaint

You can lodge an E-Complaint by clicking on lodge E-Complaint

8787 Complaints Data

8787 Complaints Data
8787 Complaints Data

Responses from related services are checked by staff at the Police Complaint Center via phone calls to applicants. If there is ambiguity or if the reporter is not satisfied with the answer, questions are sent to a senior officer for review. A complaint can only be destroyed if it has been corrected or proved to be untrue after an examination by a senior official.

Police Khidmat Marakiz

Punjab Police have set up community assistance centers in 36 Punjab districts known as Police Khidmat Markaz (PKM) (a full list of centres, contact details, and location information can be found here). As Punjab Police Technology Partner, Punjab Information Technology (PITB) automates processes and develops centralized and integrated IT systems for these centers to improve overall efficiency. The creation of Khidmat Marakiz with this centralized IT system resulted in:

  • Guaranteed turn-around time for citizens
  • Hassle free process
  • Respectable treatment with the citizens
  • Online Tracking of application
  • Citizen Feedback & Monitoring System
  • Delivery of issued documents through courier
  • Increase in revenue by ensuring transparency

Khidmat Markaz Services

Police Khidmat Markaz offers the following services to the general public:

  • Character Certificate
  • General Police Verification
  • Learner Driving License
  • Driving License Renewal
  • International Driving License
  • Duplicate Driving License
  • Endorsement of a License
  • Other District Driving License Renewal
  • Employee Registration
  • Tenants Registration
  • Vehicle Verification
  • Loss Report
  • Crime Report
  • Women Violence Report
  • Copy of FIR

Khidmat Markaz Locations

Click on the word Locations in the case to see all 36 districts Khidmat Marakiz locations of Punjab Province.

Women Help

  • Inheritance Rights
  • Under-age & Forced Marriages
  • More than one Marriages
  • Nikkah Nama
  • Laws for Women Protection
  • General Safety Tips
  • Women Help Desks
  • Women Development Achievements
  • Initiatives were taken for Women Development
  • Women Ombudsperson Punjab
  • Punjab Commission on the Status of Women

Punjab Police Helplines

  • Punjab Police 15
  • IGP Complaint Helpline 8787, 042-99212609
  • Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) 0800-111-11
  • Lahore Police Complaint 8300, UAN: 0304-1110911

Public Information Officers (PIOS)

  • Regional Police Offices
  • District Police Offices
  • City Police Offices
  • Traffic Police
  • Other Units

Police Initiatives

  • Front Desks, Complaint Management System (CMS) and Police Station Record Management System (PSRMS)
  • Criminal Record Management System (CRMS)
  • Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS)
  • Provincial Monitoring Room and Control Rooms
  • IGP Police Complaint Center 8787
  • Police Legal Affairs Monitoring System
  • Anti Vehicle Lifting System (AVLS)
  • Video Conferencing
  • Media Control Room
  • Women Help Desks
  • Driving License Issuance Management System (DLMIS) 
  • Police Welfare
  • Shaheed Package

Contact Details of Punjab Police Offices

  • Central Police Office (CPO)
  • Other Police Units
  • Regional Police Offices
  • City Police Offices
  • District Police Offices
  • Public Information Officers (PIOs)
  • Licensing Offices

District Police Offices Contact Details

Phone: 057-9316026
Fax: 057-9316027
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 062-9250360-1
Fax: 062-9250369
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0543-543500
Fax: 0543-552090
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
D. G. Khan
Phone: 064-9260100-1
Fax: 064-9260111
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0547-523337
Fax: 0547-523232
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0544-9270042
Fax: 0544-9270051
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 065-9200173-5
Fax: 065-9200170
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0606-412648,412020
Fax: 0606-412895
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Mandi Bahauddin
Phone: 0546-502324
Fax: 0546-503068
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 066-9200311-2
Fax: 066-9200313
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0542-412800
Fax: 0542-412300
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0457-374106
Fax: 0457-374206
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0604-689055
Fax: 0604-689076
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 048-9230333-222
Fax: 048-9230334
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 052-9250321-2
Fax: 052-9250328
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 067-3363244, 3366828
Fax: 067-3363121
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 063-9240053
Fax: 063-9240077
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0453-9200350-1
Fax: 0453-9200360
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0476-330016
Fax: 0476-330017
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 055-9200606-7
Fax: 055-9200605
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 053-9260026
Fax: 053-9260029
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 047-9200444
Fax: 047-9200446
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 049-9250137
Fax: 049-9250172
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0454-720726
Fax: 0454-920029
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0608-9200062
Fax: 0608-9200063
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 0459-232704
Fax: 0459-232573
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Nankana Sahib
Phone: 056-9201100-01-03
Fax: 056-9201106
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 044-9200351
Fax: 044-9200355
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Rahim Yar Khan
Phone: 068-9230301
Fax: 068-9230305
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 040-9200051-2
Fax: 040-9200054
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Phone: 056-9200104
Fax: 056-9200111
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory
Toba Tek Singh
Phone: 046-9201051
Fax: 046-9201051
E-mail: [email protected]
SDPOs and Police Stations Directory

Punjab Police Police Welfare

Punjab Police Welfare Fund provides support and assistance to all members of the department in the form of dowry fees for girl marriage, widow/child allowance, educational assistance to promote/support children’s education according to income. Financial assistance to support medical care, funeral expenses for member deaths, and additional salary after retirement.

Last year’s total disbursement under the various heads of welfare comes to  Rs. 509.808 Million to 19,880 beneficiaries.

Features of Punjab Police Welfare Fund Rules 2016

  • Dowry charges for all daughters allowed in Welfare Rules 2016 as compared to pervious Rules where 2 daughter Dowry charges were allowed.
  • All Public/Private Sector colleges/Universities are allowed for Education Scholarship with better rates and subjects as compare to Punjab Government Benevolent rules and previous Welfare Rules. Worthy IGP, Punjab shown deep concerns to accommodate maximum Children of serving/retired & deceased Police personnel in Scholarship Policy including Special Education, Technical education & Advance education subjects.
  • As per Welfare Rules 2016 spouses & children of Police Officers/Officials are also allowed for Medical Financial Assistance.
  • Rates for Maintenance Allowance have been enhanced in new Welfare Rules and procedure is changed for speedy disbursement to switch to ATM Cards.
  • Rates for Special grant for death in service also improved to enhance the monitory benefit to the families of the deceased Police Officers/Officials.
  • Mode of payment changed in the name of applicant to reduce unnecessary delays and inconvenience. 

 Punjab Police Welfare Fund Rules 2016 (English Version / Urdu Version)

Punjab Police Shuhada

Punjab Police Contribute to different combats and conflicts. In these activities to make Punjab Province crime-free there are a lot of police officials martyred every year.  To see the list of those martyred (shaheed) police officers click here.

Punjab Police Weapons

Punjab Police uses the following weapons:

  • Beretta92FS
  • Glock
  • Heckler & Koch MP5
  • Shot Guns
  • Rheinmetall MG3
  • Type 56 Assault Rifles
  • Riot Guns
Punjab Police Weapons
Punjab Police Weapons

Punjab Police Vehicles

Mohafiz (Internal Security Vehicle), Toyota Hilux (Single Cab & Double Cabin Vigo), Toyota Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser (70 Series), Toyota Fortuner. Officers are allotted cars as per their rank, bulletproof vehicles are provided to officers serving at sensitive postings or the kind of security threats any particular officer has, not every officer.

Punjab Police Vehicle
Punjab Police Vehicle

Punjab Police Organogram Till: 05-03-2018

Organizational Chart of Central Police Office (CPO), Punjab

Organo Chart
Organo Chart

Field Organizational Chart of Punjab Police

Punjab Police Organogram Chart
Punjab Police Organogram Chart


A brief introduction and complete history, services, duties, responsibilities, initiatives, and things used by Punjab Police are discussed in detail. The above-given information about Punjab Police contains almost everything which needs to be known but there’s something is missing like discussing services, welfare, and initiatives taken by the Punjab Police in detail. Everything missing will be discussed in new articles.

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