Rawalpindi – The passing out ceremony of over 300 lady constables was held at Police Training College Sihala here on Thursday.
Additional IG Training and Recruitment Kanwar Shah Rukh was the chief guest on the occasion.
This was the first batch of lady constables to pass out from Police Training College Sihala, according to a spokesman.
Commandant Sihala Police Training College and Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid and Deputy Commandant Ashfaq Alam also graced the occasion.
Course Commander SP Umbreen Ali administered oath to the lady constables. All the lady constables pledged allegiance to the Constitution, integrity, protection of the rights of citizens and service to the public. The lady constables presented salute to the special guest. Additional IG Kanwar Shahrukh inspected the parade and distributed cash prizes and shields to the lady constables who achieved prominent positions during the training.
Speaking on the occasion, Additional IG Training and Recruitment Kanwar Shahrukh said that the passing out of lady constables is part of the Police Reforms Vision of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, according to which policing culture is being transformed in such a way that women are not afraid to come to the police stations for justice.
Additional IG Kanwar Shah Rukh said that the Punjab government is committed to bring innovation in policing and would provide courses for women police constables and officers in line with modern requirements.
Kanwar Shah Rukh said that every man and woman in Pakistan has the constitutional right to go to police station and have their grievances resolved. He said that women police constables have also been trained to use modern weapons and also to ride motorcycles so that they can easily perform their duties in the field.
Commandant Sihala Police Training College and Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid said that more than 95,000 police officers have been trained at Police College Sihala. He said that besides Punjab Police, training is also imparted to Motorway Police and other forces. He said that all constables have been recruited on merit and with transparency.
Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid said that all the lady constables have been trained in modern investigative principles and they would prove to be a valuable asset to the Punjab Police by going to the field.
Cash prizes and shields were given to the lady constables who achieved distinguished positions.
Soha Safdar Ali from Gujranwala district took first place in the parade. Meanwhile, Sidra Bibi, a resident of Kasur, won Commandant Shield in shooting. Aqsa Khalid from Sialkot district bagged the first position overall during the training.