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Police need to have close coordination with public to deal with issues: Shehryar.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday said police personnel are protectors of nation and they need to have better and close coordination with public to deal with issues.

Addressing 44th passing out parade of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) officers here at National Police Academy, the Minister said 'Almighty Allah has granted you honour and you should give respect to people. When people would be given respect the country would progress.'

Shehryar Afridi said the present government which had introduced reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Police Act would empower the Islamabad police as well and ensure all support and cooperation to put the force on modern lines.

He said the reforms introduced in KPK police were appreciated not only at local level but also received international acknowledgment.

The Minister expressed the confidence that police department would continue working devotedly to ensure peace and security.

'Pakistan has overcome menace of terrorism due to unprecedented sacrifices by our Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs). Pakistan has sacrificed more than 60,000 precious lives in war against terrorism and out efforts against this menace are being commended,' he maintained.

Shehryar Afridi, who attended inauguration ceremony of 12th edition of International Exhibition Milipol, Qatar 2018, reached direct from airport to the parade venue and said the government would make all out efforts to modernize police to improve its performance.

He said the police have an important role to deal with the challenges faced by the country including terrorism.

The Minister said he was happy that 29 ASPs including seven lady officers have passed out.

The Minister inspected the passing out parade and distributed shields to the ASPs who achieved distinction. Commandant of the Academy presented honorary shield to the Minister.

ASP Faryal Farid was awarded Sword of Honour while best in parade distinction was awarded to ASP Saddam Hussain, best in firing to ASP Usman Munir, best in discipline to Faryal Farid, best in physical training to ASP Ali Raza and best in academic distinction was awarded to ASP Dr. Anam Faryal.

Earlier, Commandant Mehr Khaliq Dad Lak said the ASPs were trained under specialized training programme for 18 months. They were provided training on modern lines in four phases.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 31, 2018
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