Recruitment: 500 retired soldiers join police

As many as 500 retired soldiers of the Pakistan army have joined the police force in Karachi.


Our Correspondent January 26, 2014

KARACHI: As many as 500 retired soldiers of the Pakistan army have joined the police force in Karachi. For the first time, the government of Sindh decided to recruit retired men from the armed forces after the police department made a recommendation to the provincial government to combat terrorism in the city in August last year. “Appointment letters to 500 personnel have been issued,” confirmed an official at the Central Police Office. “After training on the use of firearms for at least 15 days at the Police Training Centre in Saeedabad, these 500 newly appointed recruits are likely to be deployed in Lyari.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2014.

COMMENTS (1)

Salim | 7 years ago | Reply

Would imagine it shouldn't take 15 days to train an ex soldier to use a gun...would be productive if they were given rigorous formal training about Police Procedures, Laws and Evidence Handling...since the Police Service of Pakistan is atrociously bad at evidence handing and eventual prosecution. Kudos for a step on the right direction! Maybe we can mandate physical training and recertification annually..especially for our "larger bellied" officers?

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