KP government to launch new Police Force
PESHAWAR: The tourism police in Khyber Pakthunkhwa will be operationalised soon after Eidul Fitre to facilitate foreign and domestic tourists in exploration of the God gifted natural beauties of the province in professional way.
Tourism police, in the first phase, are being raised for famous tourists’ destinations Galyat- Thandyani Abbottabad, Swat, Chitral and Naran-Kaghan Manshera and later its services would be extended to other districts of the province, said Sajjad Hameed, General Manager Properties and Administration, KP Tourism Corporation (TCKP) while talking to APP on Sunday.
He said TCKP was in constant touch with Home Department and KP Police to provide top policemen to serve in TCKP police for upcoming summer season, and that in later stage TCKP will have its own police.
The flow of domestic and foreign tourists has increased after restoration of law and order situation and launching of new online visa policy and tourism police is need of the hour.
Special counters would be setup at Bacha Khan International and other airports in KP for facilitation of tourists in wake of the online visa policy of the Federal Govt, he said.
TCKP police will coordinate with relief organisations including RESCU 1122 and other departments for tourists’ safety besides helping them in case of emergencies and natural calamities. He said tourism police would provide proper training on the pattern of Tailand tourism police.