Dr. Usman Anwar – Revolutionising Policing In Punjab


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Dr. Usman Anwar’s tenure as Inspector General of the Punjab Police has been marked by a relentless pursuit of organizational reform and long-term systemic improvements. Since assuming office on January 24, 2023, Dr. Anwar has embarked on a transformative journey aimed at enhancing police services, implementing cutting-edge technology, and fostering community engagement across the province of Punjab.

With a distinguished career spanning nearly three decades, Dr. Usman Anwar’s commitment to public service and law enforcement excellence is unparalleled. His journey within the Punjab Police began in 1995, and over the years, he has held key positions within the force, including serving as the Additional Inspector General (AIG) of the Motorway Police, Director FIA Punjab and other key assignments. 

Dr. Anwar’s appointment as the Punjab Inspector General of Police marked a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to revitalize and modernize the province’s law enforcement apparatus. His leadership has been instrumental in ushering in a new era of policing characterised by innovation, efficiency, and transparency.

One of Dr. Anwar’s primary areas of focus has been the enhancement of police services to better meet the needs of the community. Under his guidance, the Punjab Police has implemented electronic monitoring systems in police stations, streamlining operations and ensuring greater accountability in law enforcement activities.

Moreover, Dr. Anwar has prioritized the welfare of police personnel and their families, recognising their sacrifices and contributions to maintaining peace and security. Through various welfare programs and initiatives, he has provided support to the families of fallen officers, ensuring their well-being and financial security.

In addition to his efforts to strengthen internal mechanisms, Dr. Usman Anwar has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and extremism. His proactive approach to counterterrorism, coupled with investments in information technology and intelligence gathering, has bolstered Punjab’s capacity to combat emerging security threats effectively.

Dr. Anwar’s leadership has not gone unnoticed, with his exemplary service and dedication earning him the prestigious Hilal-e-Imtiaz, conferred by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This esteemed accolade is a testament to Dr. Anwar’s unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law, promoting safety and security, and advancing the welfare of all citizens.

As Punjab continues its journey towards progress and prosperity, Dr. Usman Anwar remains steadfast in his resolve to lead with integrity, compassion, and foresight. His visionary leadership and transformative initiatives have positioned the Punjab Police as a beacon of excellence and a model for law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Amid his tenure, Dr. Usman Anwar has spearheaded a comprehensive overhaul and long-term reforms within the organization. Particularly noteworthy are his endeavors in improving police services, implementing electronic monitoring in police stations, supporting the families of fallen officers, facilitating employment opportunities, harnessing information technology, and combating terrorism.

The inclusion of marginalized segments of society, especially Transgenders, women, children, and vulnerable individuals, in pivotal roles reflects Dr. Anwar’s commitment to societal inclusivity. His outstanding public service in the realm of public administration has been recognized by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who bestowed upon Dr. Usman Anwar the prestigious Hilal-e-Imtiaz award.


Hassan Naqvi
Hassan Naqvi
Hassan Naqvi is an award winning digital, print and broadcast investigative journalist who is the co-founder of The Scoop and also host his web shows "The Scoop With Hassan Naqvi" and "The Hassan Naqvi Show."


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