Inspector General of Police Punjab Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera while addressing the first largest 7th passed out batch comprising 504 lady constables at Police Training College, Chung, Lahore, on Monday has said a large number of female officers are being recruited in Punjab police and first time in the history of Punjab police, company, platoon and parade commander are also females.
While delivering his welcome address, Commandant Police Training College, DIG Fayyaz Ahmad stated that among these constables one M.Phil, one LLB, 38 Masters, 237 Bachelors, 193 Intermediate and 34 have Matric degrees. These constables have been recruited in 2014 through NTS. During 10-month training, two months Elite Combat course, computer training, weapon handling, police rules, gender responsibility, media handling and other professional courses were taught. Among these passed out constables 110 belongs to Faisalabad, 108 from Lahore, 50 from Gujranwala, 40 from Sheikhupura, 40 from Muzaffargarh, 28 from Bahawalpur, 25 from Rawalpindi, 25 from Sargodha, 20 from Rahim Yar Khan, 14 from Jhelum, 11 from Attock, 10 from Mianwali, seven from Rajanpur, four from DG Khan, three from Jhang, two from Multan, two from Sialkot, one from Kasur, one from Gujrat and one from Chakwal district.
Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera expressed the hope that these lady constables will join hands with their male counterparts in a move to defuse the nefarious designs of anti-state elements, terrorists and hardened criminals. While answering to the media queries about the security of the people, important personalities and the foreign experts, the PPO said that all possible efforts and strategies have been adopted for the security of all these categories. Earlier, IGP inspected the passing out parade and also witnessed the demonstrations of use of latest weapons and firing by these lady constables.
Additional IGP Welfare and Finance Sohail Khan, Additional IGP Training Captain Usman Khattak (Retd), Additional IGP Operations Captain Arif Nawaz (Retd), Additional IGP PHP Javaid Islam, Additional IGP Traffic Rai Altaf Hussain, DIG Headquarters Farooq Mazhar, DIG Training Saad Akhter Bherwana, DIG R&D Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, DIG Investigation Ghulam Rasool Zahid, DIG Establishment Nawaz Warraich, DIG PHP Salman Chaudhry and other senior Police officers were also present on the occasion.