LAHORE – Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Punjab Faisal Shahkar said on Monday that under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between the Punjab Police and the Jiangsu Police China, modern and updated training courses would be conducted to increase efficiency of the force. The IGP said that all personnel were being given a special anti-riots course in a phased manner to deal with the violent protesters in a peaceful manner. He said that the Punjab police was increasing the capacity of the force to effectively deal with violent demonstrations and protests and in this regard, provision of modern resources and facilities to the anti-riots force was being ensured on a priority basis, he added. He expressed these views while addressing the policemen during his visit to Punjab Constabulary Headquarters, Farooqabad, Sheikhupura. He participated in the closing ceremony of the 14th anti-riots course. About 465 personnel of Punjab Constabulary participated in the two-week long anti-riots course, whereas the policemen participated in the course demonstrated practical exercises to disperse the mob violating law under emergency situation. Commandant Punjab Constabulary Ehsan Tufail said that a special anti-riots course based on modern skills had been created for the capacity building of police personnel and more than 7,000 personnel had received training in the special anti-riots course, he added.
The IGP said that this training would help the personnel to deal with protests, rallies or violent demonstrators in a peaceful manner. He congratulated the jawans for their excellent display of professional training, practical skills and modern procedures.
Later, IG Punjab presided over a meeting in which Commandant Punjab Constabulary gave briefing about other professional matters including training courses while the IGP issued instructions regarding the up-gradation of training modules.