‘Police guardian of basic human rights of people’

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi has said that there is need to further sensitize police on all human rights particularly of child, women, marginalized segments of the society for which various training programs are being arranged.

This he stated while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a five-day training workshop for police officials about juvenile Justice Act and human rights held at Malak Saad Shaheed police lines Peshawar on Wednesday.

The workshop is being organized by Peshawar police with the help of a non-government organization. SSP Operations Peshawar Yasir Afridi in his welcome address highlighted the aims and objectives of the workshop.

The IGP Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi while addressing the participants of the workshop said that police was the guarantor of basic human rights particularly of children, women, transgender and minorities and collective response of the society was the true reflection to Judge the police performance in this connection.

The IGP informed that all the accused of all child abuse were not only identified but were arrested from the far flung areas. The IGP revealed that we are living in a modern age of competition and it was encouraging to note that KP police and KP society was far better stand in providing peaceful and better environment to its dwellers.

The IGP pointed out that the cases of child abuse were taking place since long, however, due to media revolution and it was being reported in large scale which serve as a guiding force for the police.

The IGP maintained that we are living in Post Truth Era where 10 years old videos and news are being published deliberately to create confusion amongst the people and added that police welcome positive criticism and taking remedial steps for improving the situation.

The IGP said that despite limited resources and other constraints police are performing its professional obligation in a best manner which can be easily gauged from the fact that police peacefully resolved 42 thousands disputes amongst the people through DRCs and conducted large scale successful operations against terrorists and narcotics peddlers in the province.

The IGP further went on to say that beside this reward and punishment go together equally in the force and so far more than one thousand police personnel were awarded different punishments on dereliction of duty which has no parallel in other public organizations.

The IGP also informed that human rights had been restored in the merged districts particularly of marginalized sections of the society and 29 thousands absorbed levies and Khasadars are being trained to further improve the situation in this regard.

The IGP further disclosed that special desks have been established in different police stations of the province for facilitation of the women and children. The IGP also informed that police profiling are being done to ensure right man for the right job and hoped that it will further help improve the standard of policing in the province.
The IGP said that training is a continuous process and police will be trained on modern scientific lines so as to meet the impending challenges in a best professional manner.

The IGP commended the efforts of CCPO Peshawar, SSP Operations and their team for conducting a useful workshop for the jawans and vowed that more such workshops and seminars would be arranged to further harness the training skills of the jawans to serve the marginalized sections of the society in a best manner.