Passing out Parade of 38th Basic Recruit’s Course held at Police Lines Headquarters Islamabad
Islamabad Capital Police hold a momentous ceremony to mark the passing out parade of the 38th Basic Recruits Course at the Police Lines Headquarters. The event witnessed the esteemed presence of Federal Minister for Interior, Rana Sanaullah Khan, who graced the occasion as the chief guest.
While, Islamabad Capital City Police Officer (ICCPO), Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, senior police officers, representatives from civil society, and the newly inducted young recruits were also present on the occasion. While a smart contingent unit of the police force gives a guard of honor to the Chief Guest.
The Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah Khan, in his address, expressed immense delight in witnessing the young talent hailing from various regions of Pakistan, now standing proudly as members of the prestigious Islamabad Police force. He praised the inclusive recruitment process and emphasized the importance of upholding the values of honesty, integrity, and service to the people as they embark on their duty to protect and serve the nation.
He said that, the newly recruitment of 1,751 personnel into the ranks of Islamabad Capital Police, making it the largest recruitment drive in the history of the nation, included 208 women. They were selected on merit and transparency rather than on the basis of political, linguistic and regional affiliation.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the jawans for choosing the path of service through the police force. Your dedication and commitment to safeguarding the life, property, and honor of the citizens are commendable and praiseworthy,” remarked Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.
During the ceremony, the Interior Minister also shed light on the government’s dedication to enhancing the welfare of the police force. Acknowledging the concerns shared by ICCPO Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, he expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, for swiftly approving and implementing various initiatives aimed at uplifting the welfare of Islamabad Police personnel.
“The primary purpose of the state is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. No one can impede the progress of a state that ensures the safety and security of its people. The most crucial responsibility of a police official is to safeguard the lives and property of the people, and it is both a duty and a form of worship.
He further said that, I was surprised to learn that the police, which symbolize the Federal Capital, do not have access to good hospitals for treatment, their children cannot attend reputable educational institutions, and their salaries are lower compared to other institutions.
There are martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the survival of this country and nation, yet their heirs remain burdened with debts. These requests were presented to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, who promptly approved them and issued orders for their immediate implementation.
We had resolved to provide all possible resources to the Islamabad Police. Alhamdulillah, with the assumption of the government, the outstanding dues of the martyrs’ families, totaling a substantial amount of Rs 1024 millions, were immediately paid.
Moreover, Pakistan’s first National Police Hospital has been approved, which will consist of a state-of-the-art 09-storey building. A fund of Rs 05 billion has been released for this project, and construction work has already commenced. This hospital will cater to the healthcare needs of the police force and their families.
In addition, Shahada Model College has been sanctioned to ensure the best education for the children of Islamabad Police personnel. The exemplary dedication displayed by the young and passionate officers of the Islamabad Police has earned them the status of a symbol of the federal capital. Over the past year, their exceptional performance has been evident.
To further enhance public convenience, five new police stations have been established, and the foundation stone for the new Women Police Station building has been laid.
The vision and determination of the Government of Pakistan have made Islamabad Police a role model for other provinces. With the implementation of these initiatives, it is hoped that the force will flourish on an international scale, contributing significantly to establishing peace in the city, he added.
ICCPO Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan expressed his gratitude towards the Federal Interior Minister for consistently supporting the police force and prioritizing their demands. He assured that Islamabad Capital Police remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining law and order in the federal capital by utilizing all available resources.
ICCPO Dr. Nasir Khan emphasized that whenever we presented the needs of the police force, Interior Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan personally took interest in fulfilling them, whether it was related to the salaries of Islamabad Police, the establishment of the National Police Hospital to provide top-notch medical facilities, or the approval of Islamabad Police Shahada Model College to offer the best educational opportunities.
He further added that the Islamabad Capital Police is always dedicated to maintaining law and order in the federal capital. Every officer and young recruit in the police force is wholeheartedly committed to public service and performs their duties with dedication and passion.