- At least 3,000 police staff conveyed in Peshawar on New Year’s Eve to avert untoward events
- KP Police likewise ventured up portable watches on New Year’s Eve
- Special detours have been set up at the section and leave purposes of Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital city have arranged a security plan for the New Year’s Eve, declaring that at any rate 3,000 faculty have been sent to avoid any untoward incidents.
According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police, the reinforced security plan contains the sending of work force from the specialists’ City Patrol, Rapid Response Force (RRF), Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) Units, Elite Commandos, and City Patrol Riders.
The KP Police likewise ventured up versatile watches on New Year’s Eve, while uncommon barricades have been set up at the passage and leave purposes of Peshawar.
Moreover, extra police staff, including female officials, have been sent in bazaars and highways.
Shortage of resources
Interestingly, nonetheless, a December 28 report by The News demonstrated that the KP Police were confronting an emergency like circumstance after all senior and junior officials had been coordinated to just utilize official vehicles for watching and other duties.
Sources educated the distribution that there were “just 47 official vans for 34 police stations and 123 police posts”, of which 72 were endorsed posts and 51 unsanctioned ones in Peshawar. Also, a larger part of the police headquarters made them watching vehicle for the whole territory that was presently apportioned to the station house officials (SHOs).
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“Apart from cars for SHOs, every police station needs four to six and even more vehicles — with fuel — to ensure effective patrolling in the area,” said an authority on state of anonymity.
Another source uncovered that the deficiency of vehicles and motorbikes in the KP Police had been there “for the last many years”, with officials trying not to utilize authorities vans “due to threats of attacks by the terrorists” in numerous areas.
Two squad cars for population of over 490,000
The source added that 10 of the 16 authority vans assigned to 10 police headquarters of Peshawar’s City division were being utilized by SHOs and just six remaining for watching, countering road wrongdoings, examination, and VIP obligation, among other matters.
“The Badaber police station covers an area of 132 square kilometres [but] has 11 posts to provide security to a population of more than 490,000,” the source underlined, adding that it had just two vehicles for the whole locality.
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The senior director of police (SSP) for Peshawar tasks, Mansoor Aman, clarified that there were an extra more than 20 of City Patrol Force vehicles for watching in metropolitan territories and police had been given almost 103 motorbikes over the previous years yet that they would be fixed and supplanted soon.
Another KP Police official said the specialists had as of late kept in touch with the public authority, looking for arrangement of more official vehicles for police headquarters just as expanding the assets for petroleum and other expenses.