Prime Minister ensures funding to equip police with latest gadgets, training techniques
Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif has pledged to provide the necessary funds to equip the police with the latest gadgets and training techniques.
Addressing the passing parade of the 48th batch of ASPs at the National Police Academy in Islamabad on Friday, he asked the home secretary to prepare a project in this regard. He stressed the need for a forensic laboratory in the capital, in addition to the counter-terrorism department should be a role model for the entire country.
The Prime Minister thanked the police for their role in eradicating terrorism and restoring peace in the country. He said that police officers donate blood to protect people from terrorists and criminal elements, and that their sacrifices will not be in vain.
U Shehbaz Sharif said a counter-terrorism department (CTD) was established in the state, which has become an international role model during his tenure as prime minister of Punjab.
The prime minister said Pakistan was underdeveloped despite being blessed with all kinds of resources. He said we need to learn from the mistakes of the past to secure the future for the next generation.
Alluding to Saudi Arabia’s relationship with China, the prime minister said both sides have always stood by Pakistan in difficult times.
He said the current government has revived projects with Saudi Arabia that have faced delays over the past few years. He said Saudi Arabia will set up an oil refinery in Pakistan at a cost of $10 billion to $12 billion. He said the Saudi crown prince will visit Pakistan soon.
The prime minister said he was also working to improve relations with the United States.
Speaking on the occasion, National Police Academy Commander Allah Dino Khowaja said 24 police officers, including seven female officers, graduated today. He said the training for young officers was designed to be academically challenging and physically demanding to prepare them according to modern requirements.
Prior to this, the Prime Minister distributed shields and medals to officers who had performed well during the course.
Assistant Superintendent Anam Shah won the Sword of Honor.