Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police’s second School of Investigation was inaugurated in Abbottabad on Friday.
Colonel (retd) Ishtiaq Warraich has been appointed as the first director of the Abbottabad School of Investigation, stated a press release issued on Friday, adding that he was an experienced field operative and instructor in intelligence.
“Keeping in view the importance of accurate and actionable intelligence to counter the challenges posed by organised criminals and militants, there is a strong need for capacity-building of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s police intelligence wing to bring it at par with international standards,” it added.
The training will increase the efficacy and efficiency of police intelligence personnel working in the Counter-Terrorism Department, Special Branch and District Security Branches, it stated.
According to the press release, courses on surveillance and monitoring techniques, cultivation of sources and informant handling, report writing, sources of information and intelligence will be taught to investigation police and highly qualified specialists from across the country have been brought in to train them.
Speaking at the inauguration, IGP Nasir Khan Durrani congratulated the police for completing the project on time and with their own resources. The IGP said that the police department will soon be opening more training facilities such as a School for Explosives Handling, School for Public Disorder and Riot Management and School for Traffic Management.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police are the first police force in the country to open specialised training institutes, the press release added.
On June 10, IGP Durrani inaugurated the first School of Investigation in Peshawar.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2014.