LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani on Monday announced to increase the quota of women officers from 15 percent to 30 percent in the forthcoming recruitment. He said that women police officers were an integral part of Punjab police, adding that their professional training and posting at important posts was among top priorities of the department.
He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the passing out parade of the 12th Lady Recruit Course here at Police Training College, Chung. In the 12th Lady Recruit Course, 390 lady recruits from different ranges and districts of the province completed the training and passed out. Among them were 11 masters, 144 graduates and 204 intermediate degree holders.
The IGP said that all officers and personnel of the police force were performing their duties in the field and offices, adding that the officers who had completed the training should go to the field and treat the public with the same compassionate attitude so as the collective image of police force could be changed. He said that all available resources had been utilised to provide modern vocational training to the female officers enrolled in the 12th Lady Recruit Course, adding that the young police officers who were being passed out that day would serve in the field and deliver public service.
Commandant Police Training College, Chung Ahmad Jamalur Rehman said that apart from imparting legal and policing training to women officers during the training, special lectures had been organised for character building and their moral training. He said that lady police officers would play their role in changing the police station culture and improving law and order by making the best use of the acquired training and mental and intellectual abilities. He said the 39-week training included law and general policing as well as martial arts. “Apart from martial arts, female recruits were trained in weapon handling, physical exercises and other related fields,” he added.
The IGP Punjab also presented certificates of appreciation and cash prizes to the female officers who excelled in various fields during the training. After the passing out parade, the IG Punjab visited different parts of Training College Chung and inquired from the trainee officers about their training courses and instructed them to complete the training with full dedication and determination. Additional IG Training Kanwar Shahrukh, Additional IG Establishment Ali Amir Malik, Additional IG Operations Sahibzada Shehzad Sultan, Additional IG Safe City Rao Sardar and other officers were also present on the occasion.