RAWALPINDI, (Parliament Times) : A passing out ceremony of more than 300 ladies constables was held at Police Training College Sihala with Additional IG Training and Recruitment Kanwar Shah Rukh as the special guest. This is the first badge of ladies constables to pass out from Police Training College Sihala. Commandant Sihala Police Training College and Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid and Deputy Commandant Ashfaq Alam also graced the occasion.
Course Commander SP Umbreen Ali administered oath to the lady constables who passed out. All the lady constables pledged allegiance to the Constitution, integrity, protection of the rights of citizens and service to the public. The ladies constables presented the salute to the special guest. Additional IG Kanwar Shahrukh inspected the parade and distributed cash prizes and shields to the lady constables who achieved prominent positions during the training.
Speaking on the occasion, Additional IG Training and Recruitment Kanwar Shahrukh said that the passing out of ladies constables is part of the Police Reforms Vision of Chief Minister Usman Bazar, according to which thana culture is being transformed in such a way that women should not be afraid to come to the police stations for justice..
Additional IG Kanwar Shah Rukh said that the Punjab government is committed to bring innovation in policing and would provide courses for women police constables and officers in line with modern requirements..
Kanwar Shah Rukh said that every man and woman in Pakistan has the constitutional right to go to the police station and have their grievances resolved. He said that women police constables have also been trained to use modern weapons and also to ride motorcycles so that they can easily perform their duties in the field..
Commandant Sihala Police Training College and Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid said that Police College Sihala is the foremost training institute in Pakistan from where more than 95,000 police officers have been trained. He said that besides Punjab Police, training is also imparted to Motorway Police and other forces. He said that all constables have been recruited on merit and with transparency.
Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid said that all the ladies constables have been trained in modern investigative principles and they would prove to be a valuable asset to the Punjab Police by going to the field.
Cash prizes and shields were given to the ladies police constables who achieved distinguished positions. Soha Safdar Ali from Gujranwala district took first place in the parade. Meanwhile, Sidra Bibi, a resident of Kasur, won the Commandant Shield in shooting. Aqsa Khalid from Sialkot district bagged the first position overall during the training.