Lahore: Elite Police Force is the backbone of the Punjab police due its effectiveness, which is equal to the international standard and is always ready to confront all types of challenges. Therefore, national and international institutions like Pakistan Railways, Pakistan National Highways, Pakistan Motorway Police, Ring Road, and Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force have requested for the training of their officials and officers from this institution.
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig expressed these views while addressing the passing out parade of 15th batch at the Elite Police Training School at the Badian Road today.
Col Shuja Khanzada, Home Secretary Punjab Shahid Hassan, Commandant Elite Police Training School Mirza Shakeel Ahmed, Additional-IG (Training) Mubarak Ali Athar, Additional-IG (Welfare and Finance) Sarmad Saeed, CCPO Lahore Amjad Javed Saleemi and other senior police officers were also present on this occasion.
IGP Punjab said that the Elite Police, since established in 1997, had been fighting against the hardened criminals and anti-state elements bravely and courageously. He also said that the Elite Police has become a recognized institution due to the special interest of the Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. This institution gave tremendous results whenever it was tasked to train the official of the other departments. The Elite Police Training School is currently imparting training and courses to officers in Combat Orientation besides training the Instructors Course, Traffic Wardens, Rescue-1122, Prison Department, Punjab Rangers, Islamabad Police and even the guards of private security agencies.
Khan Baig further said that 722 officers and officials, who are passing out today, had started their journey on September 2, 2012 and they are ready to join their duties in different districts of the province. The IGP also congratulated 633 officials of the Punjab police and 89 personnel of the Prison Department on the completion of their training and hoped they would leave no stone unturned to provide protection to the lives and property of the 10 million citizens of the Punjab province.
On this occasion, the IGP also paid rich tributes to the 36 martyred and 73 injured personnel of the Elite Police Force while they were fighting against the terrorists.
On the request of the IGP, the Chief Minister Punjab approved the 20 per cent raise in the special allowance of the Instructors at the Elite Police Training School.
Meanwhile, the chief quest, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, gave shields to the officers for showing best performance during the training.