US Institute of Peace delegation calls on Punjab IGP

By: News Desk
Published: 08:20 PM, 16 Sep, 2022
US Institute of Peace delegation calls on Punjab IGP
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Punjab Inspector General Police Faisal Shahkar Friday said that female officers and officials are a very important part of the police force, they are being given equal opportunities for leadership representation including departmental promotion, posting on important seats.

Punjab IGP expressed these views while meeting a 7-member delegation of the United State Institute of Peace (USIP) at the Central Police Office. The delegation included Executive Director Parliamentary Commission for Human Rights Shafiq Chaudhry, Country Director USIP Adnan Rafiq and Program Manager Komal Dilshad among others.  In the meeting, establishment of Women Police Council, it's mobilization, aims and objectives and other professional issues were discussed.

Punjab IGP said that in other big cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, women are being appointed as SHOs in police stations, while the establishment of women police station in Gujranwala will also be implemented soon.

Shahkar said that recently it has been decided to include two senior women police officers as members in the Punjab Police Executive Board and the aim of this initiative is to provide adequate representation in the Executive Board as well as benefit from the opinions of women officers in departmental decision-making.

The United State Institute of Peace (USIP) delegation gave a briefing about the aims and objectives of the Women Police Council and the future plan of action.

DIG Operations Waqas Nazir, DIG Headquarters Rai Babar and DIG Training Kamran Adil were also present on this occasion. During the meeting, consultations were held regarding the future plan of the Women Police Council and other details including making it more active. Women members from other districts participated in the meeting through video link and expressed their views.

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