- KP CM says his govt taking solid steps to reform police force to make it more effective
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, while lauding the role of the police force in combating terrorism and defending the homeland, said on Thursday that the police had set glowing examples of bravery by rendering unmatched sacrifices.
Addressing the 12th Basic Elite Course Passing-out Parade in Hakimabad area of Nowshera, the chief minister lauded skills of the pass-out commandos and hoped they would utilise them in curbing terrorists and anti-social elements.
He said that the elite force was the foremost and important wing of the police force and was playing a key role in ensuring internal security of the country.
Khattak said his government was taking solid steps to reform the police force to make it more effective. He said that the online FIR system, establishment of separate counters for women in police stations, feedback system for citizens, introduction of SMS services for access to police and change in “thana culture” were a few steps being taken for improvement in the existing police system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “Owing to these reformative steps, the police force was emerging as an effective service-oriented force in the province,” added Khattak.
The chief minister, on the occasion, asked the pass-out commandos to deal with citizens in a dignified way besides safeguarding their lives. He also announced 40 per cent allowance for the instructors of the training centres, and Rs 2 million for the staff of the training centres.
He also announced the establishment of a special package for the constables who lost their lives during training, and free treatment facilities for those police personnel injured during terrorist attacks.
Provincial Ministers Mian Jamsheduddin, Qalander Lodhi, IG Police Nasir Khan Durrani, Commandant Elite Force Tariq Javed and others attended the ceremony.
On this occasion, 627 commandos including 33 female commandos, were formally inducted into the Elite Force after completion of their 27 week-long training.
During the ceremony, the pass-out commandos displayed various defence and terrorist combating techniques which were highly appreciated by the audience.