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200 police personnel completes anti-terrorism training in Balochistan

Pakistan on 11 February 2014
Location : Rawalpindi | Source : Associated Press of Pakistan. Image Source: Flickr User Colin Cookman

Pakistan Army’s Southern Command in Quetta organized eight week long specialized training in anti-terrorism for 200 personnel of Police and Balochistan Constabulary which was successfully concluded on Friday. Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the chief guest at the closing ceremony which was hosted by Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua. Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Ministers and Members of Provincial Assembly, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Hamid Khan Achakzai, Ubaidullah Babat,IG FC Balochistan, IG Police,Secretary for Home and TA and a large number of senior civil and military officers were present on the occasion, said an ISPR press release issued here.

Earlier in 2013 also, 200 personnel of Police and Balochistan Constabulary were trained by Southern Command.

Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua in his speech at closing ceremony underlined the need of highest level of training of law enforcement agencies owing to the challenging security environments in Balochistan. 

He said that Pakistan Army has undertaken the responsibility of enhancing the capacity of Police force and the high quality training for both Police and Rapid Response Group of Balochistan Constabulary is part of the effort. 

He lauded the enthusiasm of the trainees who participated in the course and added that now the trained and motivated Police can look into the eyes of the terrorists and defeat them.  

General Nasser also appreciated the efforts of training teams of 33 Division, 41 Division and SSG. 

He highlighted that besides training, Pakistan Army has handed over modern weapons and ammunition to Balochistan Police to enhance their capacity. 

Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai appreciated the efforts and thanked Pakistan Army for conducting an excellent training for Police and Balochistan Constabulary. 

He congratulated the participants of the course and urged them to maintain the high standard of training they have achieved.

At the end of the ceremony, Governor Balochistan handed over individual prizes on best performance to the valiant soldiers of Police and Balochistan Constabulary. 

Head Constable Zafar Iqbal was awarded overall first position trophy.

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