LAHORE: The government of Punjab has finalised the infrastructure for the anti-terrorism force. Recruitment for the force will begin in November, while the first team will be ready by February.
According to sources, the quality of recruitment in the counter-terrorism department will be different from the police. The culture of the department is also expected to differ from that of the police.
Personnel of the anti-terrorism force will receive a salary of Rs 75,000, will have access to housing and would not be referred to as constable.
In its initial phase, personnel from different departments will be inducted into the force. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will form a screening committee for this process.
In case of personnel from the force being martyred, the family will receive funds to purchase a house and meet other expenses.
Advertisements for recruitment will be published on October 21 and only those individuals who have received first and second division in their education would be admitted. Initially 500 personnel will be inducted in the force and their training will be completed by February.
The anti-terrorism force will also have helicopters at their disposal.