BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: The 37th batch of Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] police on Monday completed a training course, vowing to root out terrorism from the society.
The training was attended by at least 163 policemen, 30 of them women police.
Held in police recruitment training college [PRTC] Gilgit, the trainees over the months underwent various courses including the commando training, imparted by senior instructors.
On the passing out ceremony held in PRTC and was also attended by chief minister Hafeezur Rahman, the trained police personnel demonstrated various skills that they learnt during the course.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafeezur Rahman who was the chief guest on the passing out ceremony, said Rs400 million were being spent on the betterment of police to make it an invincible force.
“The police will be equipped with all necessary equipment and training,” said chief minister while addressing the ceremony, also attended by inspector general police [IGP] Zafar Iqbal Awan and chief secretary Tahir Hussain among others.
He said police will be provided with bullet proof vehicles and jackets, among other equipment, to enable them to perform their duties with utmost professional commitment.
The previous government paid little attention to the betterment of police, said chief minister, adding “but we will not repeated that.”
The chief minister praised the role of G-B police in maintain law and order and said the force made G-B the most peaceful region in the whole south Asian. “We want you to keep this effort up.”
Earlier in his address IGP said PRTC faced shortage of trainer staff and requested the government to allow induction of more staff to overcome the deficiency. He also demanded construction of a hostel for women police in the college. Chief Minister granted on the spot approved to the request.