Newly recruited constables including 70 minority members start training

Zubair Qureshi

The newly recruited constables of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have started training at three different training centers and senior trainers of Islamabad police are briefing/training them there about modern policing affairs on a daily basis. The successful police constables—around 1,660 including 70 from minority groups—hail from all the provinces and all legal requirements about their induction have been completed.

The newly inducted constables have been sent to three centers: 800 candidates to the Capital Police College Islamabad, 400 to Simly Training Center and 400 to the Security Division Islamabad.

They have been provided uniforms and accommodation while best facilities including food have been arranged for them, said the Islamabad Police spokesperson while talking to Pakistan Observer on Thursday.

These police constables were inducted after a long and huge recruitment process as over 30,000 candidates had appeared in the test against the 1,667 vacant seats of constables. Seeing the overwhelming number of applicants, the ICT Police had to hire services of the university students to mark their papers. In the written test some 5,000 candidates were shortlisted for interview.

According to the police spokesperson, all the legal requirements have been completed about those constables who were inducted in the force on merit and they have been sent to three different centers to complete their training as per modern requirements. The newly recruited cops will conduct physical training and teach law at these centers. The recruitment process was completed in a transparent manner and all stages were supervised by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan. The teams comprising senior police officers conducted physical, written examinations and interviews.

IGP Islamabad Akbar Nasir Khan said recruitment was a very important and hectic stage which had been successfully completed. He appreciated all the officers and jawans of Islamabad Capital Police who were assigned duties in various stages of recruitment process. After the year 2019, he said there was no recruitment process in the Islamabad Capital Police and the biggest recruitment process in the history of Pakistan was started to meet the shortage of personnel. More than 141,000 candidates submitted applications against these posts and a total of 32,000 candidates appeared in the written examination after a scrutiny process and clearing physical test.

He further said that this recruitment would also help the Islamabad Capital Police to meet the shortage of personnel that it had been facing for a long time. IGP Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan also thanked Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah Khan for providing all kinds of assistance in the recruitment process.