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3,000 officials to be hired for investigation wing: IGP

Updated March 19, 2019

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Police graduates take part in the passing out parade of the 60th batch of probationer assistant sub-inspectors held at Police College Sihala on Monday. — APP
Police graduates take part in the passing out parade of the 60th batch of probationer assistant sub-inspectors held at Police College Sihala on Monday. — APP

RAWALPINDI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Amjad Javaid Saleemi on Monday said 3,000 officials would be recruited for the investigation wing to meet its manpower shortage.

Besides, police are being provided with latest training facilities to curb crimes.

The IGP stated this while addressing the 60th passing-out parade of 217 assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) at the Police College Sihala.

Inspector General of Police (training) Tariq Masood Yasin, City Police Officer Abbas Ahsan, Superintendent of Police (SP) College Sihala Amir Khaleel Syed and Commandant Mohammad Ehsan Tufail were also present.

Among those who completed their training were 132 graduates, 16 law graduates. They would also be imparted three-month Elite Force training. Of the 217 ASIs who completed their nine-month training, 69 were MA, MBA and MSC degree holders.

The IGP said in the present age where criminals had found out new methods of criminal activities it was imperative to improve standards of police training.

He said the police force was being made people-friendly and the officers were directed to fulfil their obligation of providing security to the citizens.

He said the police had rendered great services for maintenance of peace and its officers and officials sacrificed their lives while discharging their responsibilities.

The IGP said those who had been recruited were lucky because they had been entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens.

Mr Javed said latest weapons had been provided to the police to enable them to foil attempts of anti-state elements.

He said the police had also been made service-oriented by imparting them training on security intelligence, crime investigation and other similar disciplines.

College Commandant Ihsan Tufail said syllabus of the college had been reviewed and new disciplines were incorporated in the training modules. He said the college had imparted training to 90,000 police officials.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2019