QUETTA: Inspector General of Police, Balochistan, Mohammad Tahir Rai has praised the role of Anti-Terrorist Force school in imparting modern counterterrorism training to not only the district police but also to Balochistan Constabulary and Levies Force personnel.

While addressing the passing-out parade of 13th ATF basic course on Wednesday, the police chief said the ATF had always demonstrated its capabilities on all fronts against terrorism. “Advanced counter-terrorism training is being provided to enhance the capacity of the Balochistan Constabulary and Balochistan Levies Force,” he said.

The IGP congratulated the 186 personnel of the district police and Balochistan Constabulary on successful completion of their training including anti-terrorism operations and patrolling. That was one reason why ATF personnel were called for any kind of successful operation in the province, he said, adding that the young ATF trainees had the potential to meet future challenges as well. “These young men of the district police and the Balochistan Constabulary, trained in counter-terrorism, are always ready to fight any kind of threat,” as they were trained in ATF school as commandos and CGS personnel.

Police official hopes govt will provide resources to ATF school

The police chief said the ATF school was playing a key role in restoration and maintenance of peace in the province.

He sounded confident that the young personnel after the successful completion of their training would perform in the best possible way to serve Pakistan. He also expressed the hope that the personnel would not hesitate in laying their lives for their country.

The IGP said Levies Force personnel were also being trained at the ATF School to deal with terrorism.

He expressed the hope that the Balochistan government would continue to provide resources to help the ATF trainees get rid of the difficulties they had to face.

On this occasion, ATF school Commandant retired colonel Asad Farooq presented a letter of thanks.

Published in Dawn, December 16th, 2021

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