The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentUpdatedNovember 14, 2018
"Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources," says IG Butt. — File
QUETTA: Police are making all-out efforts to protect the life and property of people despite lack of resources, Balochistan’s Inspector General of Police Mohsin Butt has said.
“We are establishing investigation and intelligence schools to train our force on modern policing techniques for controlling crimes,” he said on Tuesday while addressing a farewell party held for retiring officers.
“More than 1,900 recruits are being trained at the Police Training Centre, who will be deployed to police stations short of the required strength after completion of their training,” the IGP added.
Those present on the occasion included Additional IGP Chaudhry Manzoor, DIG Headquarters Habib Hussain Imtiaz, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema and DIG CTD Aitzaz Goraya.
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Regarding shuffling of Levies personnel, he said the issue was being negotiated, and in the meantime the police had asked the Balochistan Public Service Commission to arrange examinations for the appointment of assistant sub-inspectors, inspectors and deputy superintendents of police.
“The province lacks officers for many years but following the need of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers, we have tabled our demands to the provincial government and a policy has been made to fill the gap,” Mohsin Butt said.
The IG in response to a question regarding deputation of a large number of policemen on VIP duties, he said that officers of Special Branch were carrying out various duties but now their intelligence-sharing duty had been shifted to the CTD.
Additional IGP Chaudhry Manzoor replied to a query that the Gawalmandi police station will soon become functional after its inauguration by Nov 30, while construction of new Civil Lines Police Station and Women Police Station will be completed in near future.
Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2018