UNODC applauds KP govt for Police Ordinance enactment

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan has congratulated the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the enactment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance 2016, and termed it as a step towards good governance and rule of law. In a letter to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime representative Cesar guedes, appreciated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for making provincial police law in ordinance with expectations of public , through useful amendments. Following is the text message I would like to congratulate you for the enactment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance 2016. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been proactive towards improvement of governance and rule of law. UNODC appreciates this as one of the most meaningful changes made that underlines the government’s commitment to policing reforms. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance (KPPO) 2016 is an effort that must be commended as it makes police law in conformity with the ideals of the Constitution of Pakistan as well as pubic aspiration and protection of human rights.
Please let me assure you of continued support by UNODC to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this important initiative and we look forward to strengthening our partnership in the future.
Meanwhile, it is reported that a high level meeting held here on Tuesday at Central Police Office (CPO) for establishing state-of-the-art model police stations equipped with all necessary facilities throughout the province at earliest. The meeting discussed suitability aspect of establishment of model police stations across KP and took certain decision in this connection. The meeting was presided over by Additional IGP Headquarters Mian Muhammad Asif. Members of UNDP, NGO Aitbaar and high ranking police officers largely attended the meeting.
On the occasion, the NGO “Aitbaar” was handed over responsibility of establishing model police stations in Peshawar and UNDP in Mardan region.

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