Policemen trained in human and child rights


The awards ceremony for the second batch of master trainers for the ‘Police Training and Capacity Building on Human and Child Rights’ was held at the Police Lines Headquarters on Saturday.
The project was supported by the European Commission and implemented by Plan Pakistan and the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC). Under the programme, 5000 Islamabad police personnel will be educated about child and human rights.
The personnel were trained in adopting a right-based approach and sensitive behaviour to regain the respect of citizens. SSP Headquarters Zubair Hashmi, the chief guest at the occasion, appreciated the initiative and stressed upon the need to educate all the sectors of the society. He stated that the police needed to be more tolerant towards criminals and civilians in accordance with human rights laws. Police Training School Principal DSP Bakhtiar Ahmed also assured full support to the project and future endeavours if any. Plan Pakistan Acting Country Director Rashid Javed praised the efforts of the Islamabad police to maintain peace and security in the city. He said Plan Pakistan focused on child and human rights. He added that the trainees were ambassadors of the oppressed and encouraged them to come up with innovative ideas to rid the society of oppressors and of children’s rights’ violators. SPARC Executive Director Arshad Mehmood also appreciated the initiative, the commitment of the police officials towards the programme and their promise to work towards making the society more tolerant. Plan Pakistan Police Training Project Trainer Aamir Gilani explained various techniques and experiential learning aids which will help in testing new skills.


  1. Appreciated ! Plan Pakistan and the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) have a done a wondeful job by training officials of Islamabad police on on Human and Child Rights’ . I believe that this training will go a long way to change their approach towards human and child rights during their practical policying. Benyamin Ali Chowdhry -0345-5141373

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