NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday inaugurated police school of explosive handling in the police lines here.
Speaking at a function on the occasion, Mr Khattak claimed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police had been made a model force. “Previous governments had used the police for political gains, while the PTI-led government had buried the old system and introduced new techniques of investigation to better the performance of police officers,” he added.
Mr Khattak also presented shields to additional IGP headquarters, Mian Mohammad Asif, AIG bomb disposal unit Shafqat Malik and DPO Nowshera. He laid floral wreath at the Martyred Tower. The chief minister also distributed appreciation letters among the police personnel for their good performance.
On the occasion, IGP Nasir Khan Durrani briefed the chief minister about the police school and said that the institution was set up to build capacity of the civil law-enforcement disposal units.
He said that the setting up of the school was need of the hour as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police were performing the role of front line in the war against terrorism.
The IGP said that bomb disposal unit had been equipped with latest instruments, adding the number of BDU personnel had reached to 500, who could easily defuse explosive devices and deduct the explosive materials.
Earlier, the chief minister visited Nowshera Cantonment where he met with people and listened to their complaints. He also visited the district jail and checked the facilities being provided to prisoners.
Talking to mediapersons, the chief minister said that people had welcomed PTI chairman Imran Khan as Nawaz-led government had failed to provide relief to people from loadshedding, price hike and unemployment.
The chief minister claimed that the PTI-led government had rooted out corruption form society and restored the confidence of people in government institutions.
Meanwhile, addressing different public meetings in the district, the chief minister claimed that people had rejected the PML-N-led central government and were looking up to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan to run the country in a smooth manner.
“The masses have pined high hopes on Imran Khan as rulers of Punjab have failed to deliver,” said Mr Khattak.
Provincial Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation Mian Jamshaiduddin and MPA Idrees Khattak also accompanied him.
Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2015