A passing out parade of 654 Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) was held at the Police College Sihala on Saturday.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Khan Baig was the chief guest at the ceremony which was also attended by senior police officers, parents and relatives of the ASIs and other officials. Baig said the new revised training course for police officers will help improve their professional capabilities and change the old police culture.
He said with provision of modern weapons and training, police officers will be able to combat terrorists more effectively. He hoped that the new batch of police officers will redress grievances of the citizens and uphold the rule of law.
At the ceremony, Sihala Police College Commandant DIG Khalid Mehmood said the college imparts training to officers not only from Punjab, but also from AJK, Islamabad, Pakistan Railways, G-B, PIA, Army and Air Force. Mehmood said the security of the college needs attention of the authorities, therefore, apart from the provision of 300 security personnel, a modern security system should be installed at the college.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2013.