Browse By

Pakistan Army to enhance capacity of Balochistan Police: COAS

RAWALPINDI, Jan 30 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan Army would provide maximum assistance in enhancing the capacity of Balochistan Police to ensure peace in the province. During his visit to Combat Training Area in Quetta Cantonment where specialized anti-terrorism training is being imparted to personnel of Balochistan Police and Balochistan Constabulary, he said another three courses would be run by Pakistan Army this year for police and Balochistan Constabulary.
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.According to ISPR, currently, 200 individuals of police and Balochistan Constabulary are being imparted training by Pakistan Army’s Southern Command in Quetta. Eight-week long course will conclude on  February 7.
The COAS appreciated the standard of training imparted by the team and enthusiasm displayed by trainees. 
General Raheel expressed the hope that the trained persons would play an important role in combating the menace of terrorism in the province. Earlier in 2013, Pakistan Army provided 5,000 weapons and 500,000 ammunition to Balochistan police besides imparting training to 200 police individuals to enhance their capacity in anti-terrorism.

The trained force now comprises Anti Terrorist Force Balochistan and has displayed good performance in the last few months after the training.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *