RAWALPINDI: (APP): Inspector General Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera on Friday said Special Protection Unit (SPU) has been set up to ensure the security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), its installations and the work force and foreign experts working on various development projects in Punjab.
He said while speaking as chief guest at the passing out parade of SPU and Punjab Constabulary, here at Police Training School, Rawat.
The IG said, solid steps have been taken for the security of CPEC project as its completion will bring prosperity.
All out efforts would be made to foil the nefarious designs of the enemies and those who want to create hurdles in the way of country's development.
He said, the government is giving special attention to the training of policemen and utilizing maximum available resources despite financial constraints so that foolproof security arrangements could be made against terrorism and heinous crimes.
On the occasion, Additional IG Punjab Capt. Muhammad Usman, Principal Police Training School Rawat, Ali Khattak, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Muhammad Aamir, district and divisional police officers and family members of passed out recruits were present.
The IG said, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has given approval of up-gradation of scales of Policemen with an aim to encourage them and boost their performance to cope with extremists and terrorism.
Sukhera informed that after training of police recruits, special training courses would also be imparted to them with the help of FIA, ANF, Rescue 1122 and Pak Army so that the menace of terrorism could be rooted out.
The IG said, the recruitment of recruits was done purely on merit.
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He said that Punjab government is providing maximum resources for the training and betterment of police so as to ensure merit and justice.
He said that police force has set shining example of courage and bravery in the war against terrorism as well as eradication of crime.
Principal Police School addressing the participants informed that out of total 1043 recruits passed out, 735 are from SPU and 308 from Punjab Constabulary including 54 graduates, 229 FA/FSc and 19 huffaz e karam.