Murad terms Sindh police a best force for fighting bravely with terrorists.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said the Sindh police was one of the best force in the world in the sense that they fought against terrorists, target killers and extortionist bravely.
"The peace has not returned here easily but it has taken lives of our police, Rangers and Army personnel and I salute the martyrs and pay rich tribute to the families of shuhdas."
This he said on Thursday while addressing 40th batch of 760 passing out parade of police at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto ELITE Police Training Center, said a statement issued here.
The ceremony was attended by IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam, Additional IG Dr Aftab Pathan, Commandant of training Center Tanveer Otho and other concerned police officers.
The CM Sindh said that the morale of Sindh police was down when PPP government had taken over in 2008.
The reasons behind low morale was targeted killing of policemen who had participated in operation clean up in Karachi, their salary structure was lower than the police force of other provinces, there was no solid compensation system for shuhda, the families of shuhdas had no government patronage, he counted and said the provincial government had adapted a holistic approach to address the issue.
He said that recruitment in police department were made purely on merit, designed best training courses for their capacity building, enhanced their salary structure and made it as par with the salaries
of police in other provinces, enhanced compensation for shuhda, improved their health and educational services and then equipped them with best arms and ammunition.
Sindh police was best in the world in the sense that it has fought bravely against terrorist, target killers, extortionists in the city and 2200 of them embraced shadat,' he said and added 'I salute them and their families.
The provincial government in Sindh have not left the families of shuhda alone but giving them salaries regularly apart from paying them compensation, he said.
The chief minister hoped that the batch of 760 policemen, including 148 women being passed out would be a best addition in the police force.
"I have witnessed their abilities they demonstrated in their passing out programme, they are superb and well trained and I am sure they would deliver in the field," he said.
This training center was established during 90s and so far it has produced a force of 50,000 policemen, he said and vowed to strengthen it further with auditorium and other required facilities.
He also said that he would consider the proposal of establishing a Police Cadet College. Mr Shah also said that he was favourably considering the proposal of upgradation of constables from grade BPS-5 to 7, Head constables from BPS B-7 to 9 and ASI from grade B-7 to 11.
The passing out policemen demonstrated their training skill and abilities to curb crime and handle sensitive situation. They gave guard of honor when the chief minister reached at the center.
The chief minister distributed certificates, medals and awards to the position holders of the training course.
The IG Police and Commandant Training Center Taveer Odho also spoke on the occasion.