Pakistan Army’s Training to Balochistan Police
The provincial capital of Balochistan echoed with loud slogans as the passing out parade ceremony of Balochistan’s first Special Combat Unit (SCU) commenced in Quetta on February 19, 2015. The spirit and morale of security personnel of this unit from police, which has been raised as a part of the Counter Terrorism Force (CTF), was sky high as they pledged to face the challenges of internal security and were determined to bring peace to Pakistan. The training was held at CTF Training School Quetta under the direct supervision of Pakistan Army. The training modules included sharp shooting, sniper, planning assault, fighting room combat, rappelling, VVIP protocols, unarmed combat, quid pro quo assault fire techniques, rural and urban warfare, and post incident protocols.
Pakistan Army has been actively involved in rendering all types of assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). The police has not only been trained by army from time to time but has also been provided with equipment including weapons and ammunition. The occasion was graced by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as the Chief Guest. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Balochistan, Abdul Malik Baloch, Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua, and other civil and military officials attended the ceremony along with a large number of guests.
200 Corporals including 18 women completed their training and participated in the parade that was followed by a mock exercise. The personnel demonstrated their skills and received appreciation by the audience. While addressing the gathering, Prime Minister said, “It would be a prolonged war and victory would need mammoth struggle. We have to combat terrorism with courage, tolerance, patience and wise decisions.” He also appreciated the role of Special Services Group and Pakistan Army in the training of Balochistan Police and CTF. He urged the officers and soldiers of CTF Balochistan and police to perform their duty with discipline, a sense of responsibility and impartiality. Towards the end of the ceremony, Prime Minister and COAS distributed merit certificates to the high achievers of the course. Constable Sharif Khan was declared as ‘Overall Best Male Student’ whereas Constable Palwasha Fida was awarded certificate as the ‘Best Female Student’.
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