Over 200 ASIs pass out from Sihala training centre

IG Punjab says officers have been trained to bring about a change in police station culture of the country


Our Correspondent March 19, 2019
A guard of honour being presented to the IGP Punjab during the passing out parade of the 6oth batch of ASIs at the Police College in Sihala Rawalpindi. PHOTO: APP

RAWALPINDI: Assistant Sub- Inspectors (ASIs), part of the 60th batch, passed out at the Sihala Police Training College in a ceremony on Monday. Some 217 ASIs have completed their training after being selected by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) in the P-Cadet Scheme on merit.

The newly graduated officers staged a parade to the beat of the national songs. The ASIs gave a guard of honour to Inspector General (IG) Punjab Police Amjad Javed Saleemi while passing by the main podium.

Police commandoes demonstrated their skills while the police band and the mounted police also gave a sharp account of their training to rapturous applause from the audience.

The best performing officers were awarded cash prizes, certificates and shields during the ceremony. ASI Mohammad Bilal secured the overall first position, ASI Fakhar Abbas secured the first position in Aerobics, ASI Nazir Ahmed got the first position in archery while ASI Ziaur Rehman secured the first position in the parade.

They received their prizes from IG Punjab.

IG Punjab Saleemi said that the candidates had been trained to bring about a tangible change in the police station culture. He added that merit was kept eminent while selecting the candidates for this batch.

He added that they were working on implementing a service-oriented policing system across the province with assistance from the government.

He added that terrorism and extremism have cost the country a lot — whether that is in terms of economy or lives. However, he warned that they require further sacrifices still for eradicating this curse. He also advised the graduates to refrain from any illicit activity while working in the field, no matter who directs them to do so. Police College Sihala Commandant Ahsan Tufail said that the graduates had been selected from the police department on merit.

The ASIs who graduated on Monday include 69 candidates who have completed their post-graduate degrees including Masters of Arts and even MBBS. Moreover, as many as 16 candidates had completed their law degrees and 132 were graduates in different fields.

The graduates also had to take a few new courses including on geo-fencing, stress and anger management, executive emotional literacy and others.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2019.

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