Police training center inaugurated in Khyber


PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Moazzam Jah Ansari said that the integration of the former Levies and Khassadars was a huge task and the police have successfully achieved substantial results in this regard.

That’s what he said during a welcome speech at the inauguration ceremony of the Shahkas Police Training Center in Khyber District on Wednesday, according to an official statement.

Provincial Minister of Labor and Manpower Shaukat Yusufzai was the main guest on the occasion while INL Director Mark Tervakoski, United States Consul General in Peshawar Richard H. Riley, Major IG Frontier Corps General Adil Yamin, provincial ministers and members of the provincial assembly widely attended the ceremony.

The IGP said the situation on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was heading towards peace and hoped that the world would benefit from the peace placed in that part of the world.

He said priorities had been set to promote better policing in the newly merged districts and added that so far 17,000 staff from Levies and Khasadar had received basic training while the rest of the jawans would be formed until the end of June 2022.

The IGP added that standardized and most modern training is provided to the cops of the center. He informed that the NMD police would also be trained in specialized schools in order to improve their capacity building.

“Shahkas Police Training School is the focal point for NMD police training and that in the future this asset would be transformed into a center of police excellence with the grace of Allah All -Powerful, ”he added.

The IGP further stated that the Pakistani army and police are strategic partners in the war on terrorism and that they value the role played by the military in the optimal training of the Levies and Khasadars.

The IGP pledged that the partnership to bring peace and prosperity to the entire region would also continue in the future and that the facilities provided in the Shahkas Police Training Center would be used for lasting peace.

The IGP thanked the INL for the construction of new police stations and buildings at PTS, Shahkas.

Speaking at the event, US Consul General Riley said, “Today’s event marks another milestone in the long partnership between the United States and Pakistan.

“These facilities will help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Force to train increasingly competent professional officers and expand law enforcement services in the newly merged districts, which will improve the safety and prosperity of the people of the region. “

Regarding the women’s accommodation barracks, INL director Tervakoski said: “As more and more Pakistani women join the ranks of officers, they will inevitably broaden the understanding of the police on gender issues. and improve the quality of service to Pakistanis of all genders. “


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