He said that comprehensive strategic steps are being taken to enhance efficiency of force and existence of specialised units like CTD, SPU, Dolphin, Riverine and anti-riot
force have improved progress of Punjab police manifold.
TRAINING: On the orders of Punjab police Inspector General Arif Nawaz, a batch of trained police officials from Qila Gujjar Singh police lines, Lahore, began anti-riot
training of 22 policemen at the district police lines here on Wednesday.
At Egerton University, where I was in my third year of study, confrontations between comrades and the anti-riot
police would at times last a week.
At least 1,500 anti-riot
policemen would be deployed starting today to secure the protest rally to be staged by militant groups at the People Power Monument in Quezon City, a police official said yesterday.
They were dispersed by anti-riot
police who hurled tear gas canisters at them.
56 Basic Assault rifle, 5,470 handheld radio, 104 base radios, 1,018 mobile radios, 81 conventional repeater, 6,883 anti-riot
shields, 7,441 anti-riot
body armors, 12,424 undershirt vests, six rotary blade/propelled wing unmanned aerial vehicles, 48 explosive detector dogs, three 25 KVA generator sets.
He directed the Addl IG Training that all available resources be utilized for modern techniques and quick training to officials of the anti-riot
force should be ensured in all districts.
The Minister was addressing a ceremony where newly established Anti-Riot
Unit (ARU) of Islamabad Police demonstrated their skills in different formations.
Reports say citizens started to crowd outside the DHQ hospital but Rangers and special police anti-riot
forces reached the hospital and dispersed the protesters from the vicinity.
In this backdrop, one must acknowledge the far-reaching measures announced by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal while addressing a ceremony at Police Lines to mark completion of anti-riot
training by a batch of Islamabad Police on Wednesday.
He said that several specialised units, including Dolphin Force, Police Response Units, Special Protection Unit, Anti-Riot
Force, Counterterrorism Department, Special Operations Unit and Riverine Force, were established in recent years to improve police working.
But, efforts by the anti-riot
policemen to contain the action of the students failed as they allegedly hurled stones and other dangerous objects at the security agents, a development, which prompted the Police to fire tear gas canisters, with a view to dispersing the protesters.