ISLAMABAD: As part of its community relations efforts, the Islamabad Police has been reaching out to the younger residents of the city, arranging sports programmes and other extracurricular activities for students.
This was disclosed by Islamabad’s new Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Police Summer Camp School on Saturday. He also cut a cake on the occasion.
The IGP said that the Islamabad Police believes in continuity of efforts to promote friendly police ecology. In this regard, he pointed out that they had started a summer school back in 2002 to boost the public-friendly image of the police. The school, he said, has been held every year since for the past 15 years.
As many as 407 boys and girls, from four years of age to 14 will 16th ICT Police summer school where classes and lectures have been arranged for them.
IGP Muhammad said that during the course, students will be taught to swim, ride horses, martial arts, gymnastics, archery and obstacle crossing by trained instructors.
Moreover, children will be also provided pick and drop facility so that children from all major parts of the city can participate easily.
The IGP said that students will be also sensitised about basics of observing traffic laws and personal safety tips.
“Children are our next generation and good image of the police department in their minds is crucial for strengthening bonds while the friendly attitude of Islamabad police will be reflected during training in this Summer School,” he added.
Hence, one of the key objectives of the camp was to teach the children about the efforts police makes to keep the society safe and the important public cooperation has in that combination.
He hoped that the summer school would continue to be held by successive police chiefs in the city with students of the city actively participating in it.
He appreciated all police officials who endeavoured and worked on organising the programme.
Parents of the children appreciated the capital’s finest for arranging the programme and hoped that liaison of police with the public would be further enhanced in future to inculcate friendly police ecology in the city.
SSP (CTF) Muhammad Amin Bukhari, SSP (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed, SSP (Security) Malik Matloob Ahmed, SSP (Headquarters) Muhammad Hassan Iqbal, SP (HQs) Sumaira Azam, SPs, DSPs and parents of Participating children were also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2018.
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