Police presence to be ramped up in KP tribal districts

Published: November 14, 2018
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will establish around 100 police stations in the tribal districts, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday.

Around 23,000 police personnel will be deployed in the districts to further the reach of law enforcers, said a spokesperson for the provincial police department.

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In addition to this, 22,000 new police officers and retired soldiers will also be recruited to the police force.

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The spokesperson added that Levies and members of the Khasadar force will be merged with the police following the completion of proper training.

Earlier, to streamline information sharing between the police and the information departments of the province, the government decided to devise a mechanism for real-time interaction between police officers and citizens to inform them about the law and order situation in the province.

This was decided during a high-profile meeting at the offices of the Peshawar City Police Officer and was co-chaired by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai and K-P Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Mehsud. The meeting was attended by the information secretary, information director general and other senior officers responsible for developing a communications strategy and strengthening communication linkages between the police and information department.

The information secretary briefed the IGP on the current public perception of the police department as portrayed in various media platforms including print.

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