Women police stations in Sindh renamed as ‘Women and Children Protection Unit’


KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General of Police AD Khowaja reviewing the police training programmes in the province, here on Thursday, has directed the officials to rename all its women police stations as Women and Children Protection Units.

Chairing a meeting attended by senior police officers, he said renaming of the facilities must not be for the mere name change but must strengthen professional capacities of the concerned staffers.

He said professional competency of the concerned staff deputed at these units as well as cops in general needed to further tuned up through a regular capacity building of the officers and staffers associated with the provincial police department.

The meeting was attended by Additional IGP – Sindh, DIG – Headquarters, DIG-Establishment, AIG-Admn along with principals of all Sindh Police Training schools.

DIG – Training on the occasion gave a detailed briefing about curriculum, training policy, capabilities as well as development and welfare related policies adopted at different tiers in each of these centres.

It was mentioned that around 20,000 cops had so far been trained by Pakistan Army with 16970 already passed out while remaining 3030 to formally complete their training and receive a certificate in the current month of May.

It was further informed that 450 police officers had been selected for specialized commando training and that 142 of the Sindh police instructors would be attending refreshers courses offered by Pakistan Army.

The IGP appreciative of the efforts said 3030 of the police officers to pass out this May must be deputed in Karachi so as to further streamline the security arrangements being made for Ramzan. AD Khowaja also directed the principals of police training centres to develop a schedule encompassing levels and duration of training offered at each of these schools.

Advising for adequate recreational facilities for police recruits, the Sindh police chief said no compromise should be made in context of discipline and those found to be absent for 15 consecutive days should be made to undergo an additional month’s training.

The police chief also directed the AIG – Sindh to visit each of these training centres in a week’s time and present a detailed report about the development work underway in each of these facilities.