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Consultative session on police training policy

April 11, 2021

Islamabad: Centre for Law and National Security (CLNS) in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICT Police) organised a consultative session on ‘Police Training policy’ at Police National Academy, H-11/1, says a press release.

The discussion focused on the new training policy formed by ICT Police that intends to enhance the skills of young officers and provide capacity building exercises to improve the state of policing system in Pakistan. The consultative session served as the basis for providing concrete policy recommendations on police training to strengthen the efficacy of ICT Police.

The Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad Police, Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman attended the special consultative session as chief guest. The guest panel comprised of intellectuals, lawyers, former judges, academics, members of civil society and police officers. The panel included, DIG Islamabad Police Kamran Adil, Justice (r) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, honorary chairman of Legal Forum for Oppressed Voices of Kashmir, Jawad Hussain Aadil, Civil Judge, Rizwan Abbasi, Advocate, Supreme Court, Syed Muhammad Tayyab, Advocate Deputy Attorney General IHCI, Executive Director CLNS Rehman Azhar, Shoaib Shaheen, Advocate Supreme Court, Sheikh Waqas Bin Aamir, Advocate High Court and Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq Chairman Advisory Board CLNS and Founder & CEO The Millennium Universal College TMUC Pakistan.

Justice (r) Ali Nawaz Chowhan complimented CLNS and ICT Police on initiating the consultative session on police training policy. Justice Chowhan also presented his research paper to the DIG Kamran Adil which enlisted detailed recommendations on how to improve the quality of policing in Pakistan.

Rehman Azhar, Executive Director of CLNS congratulated the ICT police for engaging policy makers, intellectuals and academics in this session.

Jawad Hussain Adil, the Civil Judge asserted that a lack of technical education in the police can be detrimental to efficient and just policing. He recommended the ICT police to add courses in the police training that specifically train young officers on the proper procedures that need to be followed while prosecuting perpetrators in a court of law.

Rizwan Abbasi, Advocate Supreme Court identified lack of professionalism and independence of police as the key issues that need to be resolved in police training.

Sheikh Waqas bin Aamir, Advocate High Court, referred to lack of transparency and politicization of the police force as major issues that obstruct the course of justice.

Shoaib Shaheen, Advocate Supreme Court, said open dialogues like these are welcoming and they are important confidence building measures.

The closing remarks were made by Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, Chairman Advisory Board CLNS and Kamran Adil DIG Islamabad Police. Faisal Mushtaq in his concluding remarks congratulated Islamabad Police on initiating the consultative session. He emphasized that the role of conferences like these is to build confidence between the ICT police and the citizens it serves. He said, the role of such conferences is to address the gaps that exist in making and implementing policy.

DIG Kamran Adil said the challenge for the police force is to continue to move forward with the commitment of improving the life of its citizens. He emphasized on how a sustainable relationship of the police with its citizens is the only way forward.