Khasadars demand parity with K-P police

Announce protests in various tribal districts until their demands are met


Abuzar Afridi September 08, 2019
Khasadars (PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE)

LANDI KOTAL: The Khasadar force has demanded the provincial government to bring at par their perks and privileges of their force to that of the K-P police force otherwise, they would reject their merger into the K-P police, a senior Khasadar force employee DSP Jalal Wazir told The Express Tribune in his personal capacity.

Wazir also announced to hold protests in various tribal districts until their demands were met.

“We had agreed with the K-P government on the 22-point agenda after merger of erstwhile Fata with K-P, and it was decided during the meeting headed by the K-P government spokesman Ajmal Wazir at 11 Corps that Khasadars will get all the privileges and facilities like police, however we have been deceived by their promises,” DSP Wazir added.

We are the frontline force against militancy in the newly merged districts of the province and stand shoulder to shoulder with the security forces in maintaining law and order situation in the province, but still we been not merged with the police force of the province, he added.

“The Khasadar and Levies Act, 2019 has been approved by the provincial cabinet, soon to be tabled into the Provincial Assembly, but this bill couldn’t remove our reservations as its not taking Khasadar into the same draft, that’s why we have issued a deadline till September 13 to the government for acceptance of our demands, or they would start resisting to the government calls for duty and would never take other police into the merged districts” said Wazir said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2019.

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