Autonomy to police under Police Order 2002 will be maintained, CM

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has termed the conception of conclusion of Police Order with issuance of new local government system and has clarified that autonomy to police under Police Order 2002 will be maintained at all cost and efforts will be undertaken for its further improvement which was demand of current circumstances. He said that sacrifices of police against terrorism were part of history that demand fulfilment of needs of the police.

He was addressing the launching ceremony of book titled, “Police Martyrs Mardan Region” at DIG House Mardan. Additional IG Masood Afridi, DIG Mardan Abdullah, DPO Danishwar Khan, police officers, personnel and heirs of shuhadas were also present on the occasion.

The CM said that publication of this book on behalf of police was commendable from all aspects in presenting glowing tributes to martyrs of police, added, that will not only boost morals of police officers and jawans but will always remind the unmatched sacrifices of their parents and elders to new generations of martyrs.

He said that we were proud of those police officers and jawans who had rendered sacrifices of their lives for revival of peace, battle against terrorism and protection to lives and properties of the people. He said that meeting with heirs of martyrs was an honour for him.

He said that a martyr has a distinguished place and respect to its heirs was binding on us and we have to prove it by practice.

He offered sitting to a child of martyr on presiding chair and said that it was responsibility of the society to term children of shuhadas as one’s own children and elders as one’s own elders. He said that we must not only feel their sufferings but also provide a proof of it. He said that all these matters must be beyond politics.

The CM said that even billion rupees couldn’t substitute a human life because these martyrs have rendered sacrifices of their lives for the sake of country, nation and people and not for their sake, property or business.

He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police was established for law and order matters and control on routine crimes but for the first time in history, the police force was stood against terrorism due to situation in the region regardless of training, equipments and number.

He said that in spite of all this, the police force has recorded history of sacrifices, courage and bravery with their blood. He said that bearing these in mind, police force of the province has been equipped with modern training and weapons and its number has been enhanced despite meagre financial resources.

He said that earlier to this, the police force has nominal guns for battling trained and well equipped terrorists but by Grace of God, now the police force was capable to give tit for tat response to terrorists’ attacks.

He said that looking at sacrifices of police, the financial assistance under Shaheed package has been gradually enhanced from Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 3 million. He said that courageous and patriotic police force of the province was still battling terrorists.

He rejected the notion conclusion of police order due to new local government system and said that autonomy to police under Police Order 2002 will be maintained at all cost. He congratulated DIG Abdullah Khan and other officers on publication of the book and assured full support.

DIG Abdullah Khan presented the welcomed address and said that sacrifices of shuhadas guarantee peace, added, police force will not shun any sacrifice for peace and protection of the country. He lauded role of CM in enhancing shuhada package and capacity building of police.

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