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More checkposts and police stations sought in Lower Kohistan

By Our Correspondent
May 18, 2024
KP police personnel stand guard on the road. — AFP/File
KP police personnel stand guard on the road. — AFP/File  

MANSEHRA: The people of Lower Kohistan on Friday asked the government to enhance the deployment of the police force and create more checkposts and police stations in parts of the district.

“If the Police Department wants to flush out outlaws and narcotics peddlers from the territory effectively, it should create more checkposts and enhance force deployment,” Amir Alam, a local, told an open public forum in the Duber area.

District Police Officer Mohammad Umar heard collective and individual issues raised by the locals, clerics, politicians and elders in the forum organised by the Police Department Amir Alam said police posts and stations should be established in Duber, Ranowali, Jijal and Bankhad areas and enhance force deployment in Jijal and Loter.

“The Police Assistance Lines should be equipped with modern graduates and ensure early documentation and character certificates with relevant testimonials,” he said.Jamshad Gul, another local, asked the DPO to take Duber Road’s issue with the government and install a chairlift to address traveling issues for locals.

“The artery linking Karakoram Highway with Upper Duber and Ranowali was washed away in last year’s flash floods and locals shifted patients to health facilities on the bed. It would be a good gesture by police if a chairlift is installed to end their miseries,” he said.

Hikmat Ali Khan asked the DPO to launch an effective drive against narcotics peddling and allow non-governmental organisations to execute project drugs in the district. The DPO assured to address all issues raised by locals in the forum, saying he would welcome those who helped police bring crime to an end.“Your name would be kept secret if you pass on information about drug pushers and outlaws, “he added.