ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman on Thursday visited the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and directed its administration to conduct refresher courses for officials.
The visit was made on the same day when IGP called on National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.
During the meeting Mr Qaiser directed the capital IG to make the police professional and protect residents of the federal capital.
On January 2, 21-year-old man Usama Satti was killed by five officials of the CTD and later judicial inquiry proved that it was cold-blooded murder.
The IGP said that CTD had the eligibility to curb activities of anti-social elements and Islamabad police was proud of it.
DIG (Operations), AIG (Establishment), AIG (Operations), AIG (General), SSP (Headquarters), SSP (CTD), Director Safe City and SP (CTD) also accompanied the IG during the visit.
SSP (CTD) briefed the IGP about the performance of the department.
The IGP said that role of CTD had a very crucial role in maintaining law and order and prevention of terrorism related activities.
He directed the SSP to conduct refresher courses for the CTD personnel and ensure their capacity building on affairs related to intelligence.
The IGP also visited dispensary and recreation room established for the welfare of the policemen.
Moreover, officer of Police Services of Pakistan (PSP) Afzaal Ahmed Kauser on Thursday assumed charge as Deputy Inspector General of Islamabad Police (Operations).
Previously, he served in Balochistan, CPO Rawalpindi, CPO Faisalabad and RPO Sargodha.
After assuming the charge, he said that citizens safety was top priority and every possible effort would be made to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens through best policing measures.
He said prevention of crime would be one of his top priorities and effective policing would be ensured through cooperation of citizens.
In his maiden introductory meeting with officials of Islamabad police here at Rescue 15, the DIG (Operations) directed to enhance police patrolling and deployment in those areas where crime rate is comparatively high.
He asked all Zonal SPs to compile data of crime committed during last three months and contact the complainants to know whether their issues have been resolved or not.
According to police spokesperson, Saddar Zone police on Thursday arrested six robbers and recovered four pistols, ammunition and valuables worth Rs2 million from them.
Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2021