Peace-building needs public police partnership: AIG

Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Additional IGP Investigation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Ishtiaq Marwat has said that both Police and public are equally responsible for peace and security in the society.
Addressing the closing ceremony of Ulasi Police project, he said that reforms introduced in KP police are unprecedented and historic.
He said that several significant reforms have been introduced in KP police, which have been institutionalized through KP Police Act 2017. Asad Qaiser, Speaker KP Assembly and Arif Yousaf, Advisor to CM, KP on Legal Affairs also spoke during the event.
The reforms, he said are aimed at improving the public services of police and are mutually beneficial for both police and the communities. While the police is massively reforming itself, the unnecessary criticism should be avoided and the organization should not be criticized for the faults of individuals.
The project “Ulasi Police” was an awareness and advocacy campaign undertaken by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), as part of USAID Small Grants and Ambassadors’ Fund Program to strengthen the rule of law in KP province by promoting and disseminating the significant police reforms aimed at incorporating local communities, policing needs and international human rights standards.
The endeavor was aimed to tackle the trust deficit between the public and police, help KP police become an accountable and community-focused police force.—APP

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