Specialised schools to improve standard of police training: IG

Inspector General of Police Punjab Captain Retired Arif Nawaz Khan said that officials of traffic police should adopt courteous and polite behavior during performance of their official duties and augment prestige of department by protecting wealth and lives of people with spirit of service of people. He further said that Traffic Police is actually the face of Punjab Police because they interact with citizens on roads, so their congenial dealing with citizens is imperative to further improve the image of Punjab Police. He further said that with the increasing population, the traffic police is being equipped with modern training and professional skills to counter traffic issues so that they may perform their duties more efficiently and may rescue precious lives by reducing traffic accidents. He said that new specialized schools are being established for improving standard of Police training so that efficiency and capabilities of officers and officials may be enhanced with the help of modern policing measures. He expressed these views while addressing to officers and officials at passing out parade of first batch of traffic assistant basic recruit course held at police training college Chong Lahore. Addl IG training Tariq Masood yaseen, Addl IG PHP Manzor Sarwar, Addl IG Special Branch Zaeem Sheikh, DIG Training Suleman Sultan Rana, DIG Traffic Punjab Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Abbas, DIG R & D Capt. ® Muhammad Faisal Rana, DIG CTD Humayun Basheer Tarar, DIG SPU Sultan Ch. DIG Operations Punjab Captain Retired Atta Muhammad, CTO Lahore captain captain retired Liaqat Malik along with former police officers, eminent personalities and officers and officials were present at this occasion.

In the start of passing out parade commandant police training college Chung Mirza Faran Baig while presenting Sipaas Nama said that 580 officials of first basic recruit course of traffic assistants have been trained in accordance with modern standards among which 200 traffic assistants are from Lahore, 175 from Sialkot, 70 from Rawalpindi, 55 from Faisalabad, 55 from Multan and 45 are from Gujranwala. During the 39 weeks tenure of training, these officials have been trained regarding traffic management, anti riot, combat training, public dealing, Law, media handling, ethics and character building so that these officials may change police culture by showing discipline and best performance.

After examining passing out parade, addressing to officers and officials IGP said that severe traffic problems are being faced by public due to increasing population of the province and it is causing accidents on daily basis. To control this issue, first batch of traffic assistants will play a vital role in big cities. He moreover said that discipline of traffic always reflects a civilized and educated society and first batch of traffic assistants include many high qualified officials who will bring positive change on the roads by their training and capabilities. He emphasized that traffic assistants should behave the public with courtesy and politely and also ensure public friendly policing by hard work, professional expertise and merit. While paying homage to martyrs of Police IGP said that to solve the issues of heirs of martyrs is my top priority and every possible step will be taken for the welfare heirs of martyrs. He further said that I am well aware of the fact that brave officials of Punjab Police have always ensured their professional duties by sacrificing their lives therefore I started efforts to get approved enhancement in risk allowance and other facilities for the force.

IG Punjab said to officers and officials that elimination of crimes and terrorism is only possible with the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and public whereas we are ensure protection of rights of women and minorities at any cost. He further said that it is satisfactory for me that police training college with its dutiful staff is engaged in providing best training atmosphere for professional and practical training of officials because only with the help of high level Training the force may perform its duties successfully. On this occasion IG Punjab Captain Retired Arif Nawaz Khan distributed cash prizes and shields among best performers whereas passed out officials proved their professional expertise and abilities in fields of anti riot, combat trading along with other capabilities as well.

(Handout No.139)
Nayab Haider
Director Public Relations                                 
Punjab Police


Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019