Muslim world has to fight terrorism: Shehbaz

Dolphin Force passing out parade

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that provincial government has taken a lead by setting up Dolphin Force first time in the history of the country and this force is a milestone in the history of Punjab Police. He said that Dolphin Force equipped with modern training is the new face of Punjab Police and will play an important role in maintaining peace in cities and villages of Punjab as well as controlling crimes especially street crime. He thanked Turk President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Dawood Oglu, Interior Minister, Ambassador, Turkish National Police and people of Turkey for the cooperation extended by Turkey in providing modern training to Dolphin Force. He said that setting up of Dolphin Force is a very important step of Punjab government and will strengthen the efforts of Punjab Police to maintain peace in the province and root out crime. He said that Dolphin Force will play a vanguard role in curbing street crime.
The Chief Minister expressed these views at the passing out parade of the first batch of 700 Jawans of Dolphin Force at Chung Police Training Center, here today. Addressing the function, the Chief Minister said that it is a very important day in the history of Punjab Police as setting up of the first Dolphin Force in Pakistan is a big achievement. He thanked Turk leadership, government and people for their cooperation in this regard. He said that there are deep-rooted friendly, brotherly, cultural and historic relations between Turkey and Pakistan and both the countries have stood by each other in every hour of need. He said that Turk brethren always refer to the assistance of Muslims of the subcontinent in the freedom movement of Turkey while the people of Punjab can never forget the help and cooperation of their Turk brethren during floods and earthquakes.
He said that this journey of friendship and cooperation between the two countries is continuing and their bilateral relations have turned into strong economic cooperation. Shehbaz Sharif said that free trade agreement will increase economic and trade cooperation with Turkey. He said that passing out of the first batch of Dolphin Force on Pakistan Day is a proof of the fact that people of the two countries are celebrating this historic day together. He said that like the people of other countries of the world, Pakistanis are also grieved at the death of innocent citizens in the recent terrorist activities in Ankara and Istanbul.
He said that the Muslim world from Casablanca to Kuala Lumpur will have to fight against terrorists collectively and joint efforts are needed for rooting out this menace as terrorism is a collective issue of the nations. Shehbaz Sharif prayed that may Allah save Muslim Ummah from this scourge and terrorism is eliminated from the world. He said that the first batch of Dolphin Force has been prepared with lot of hard work and efforts and it will safeguard the citizens in mohallahs and streets and deal with street crime in an effective manner. He said that all recruitments to this force have been made on merit and Punjab government is strictly following merit policy in the province.

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