Army trains 30,000 police units to combat terrorism

Trainers include those from the Special Services Group.

Express September 29, 2011

RAWALPINDI: Army has trained almost 30,000 police units to combat terrorism in the four provinces and two districts of Pakistan.

According to a press release from the Inter Services Public Relation, army had been training police units under direction from the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, imparting special extensive anti terrorism training employing special trainers including from the Special Services Group.

In KPK 12961 recruits and 2274 Elite Force personnel have been trained so far. As many as 8244 personnel have completed their training in Punjab. In Sindh 1177 police personnel have been trained while 373 and 293 personnel have been trained in Balochistan and AJ&K respectively.

The army is still 862 are still under going training.


Faisel Hafeez | 10 years ago | Reply A much needed, long overdue step in the Right Direction. In the same spirit with which the Traffic Police was replaced with trained and educated Wardens, The entire Police has to be revamped to be able to meet the challenges of today.
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