Professional standards of PR police improved: IG

*PR IG says PR police being trained on modern lines *Announces Shaheed Fund for PR police employees

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Police Inspector General Ibne Hussain on Sunday said that professional standards of Railway Police were upgraded at par with other forces through continuous efforts.
He expressed his satisfaction regarding his performance during his entire service in several forces, including the Pakistan Army, Motorway Police and PR Police and said now when he was going to be retired on August 27, the PR police could compete any other forces in standard.
He said the PR police were now being trained on modern lines and merit had been ensured in recruitment, which helped to make the force, a well-trained force.
Hussain said the PR Police were being trained under latest recruit training and lower school training courses, adding that special training of commandos were arranged by retired instructors of SSG at Walton Training School and Simli dam.
He said that system of reward and punishment on merit was ensured in the PR Police and special steps for eradication of corruption had been taken, adding monthly performance of SP, DSP, Inspector and ASI was monitored which increased their performance. 
He said that action was taken against any defaulter after immediate inquiry on complaint.
The IG said the police took action against ticket dodgers to discourage ticket-less travelling and illegal vending, black-marketing and use of narcotics at railway stations. 
He said thousands of acres had been retrieved from land grabbers and strict action was taken against them.
“PR police has been equipped with Special latest weapons to combat crime and terrorism”, he added. 
To a question about attack of terrorists on track and trains, he said a special patrolling force had been made with the help of provincial police as well as a track patrolling unit of PR Police was formed which had eight times successfully traced bombs fixed at PR track and saved precious lives of passengers.
He said that a welfare scheme for the children of PR Police staff was initiated, dowry fund had been extended to all daughters from two, adding special education scholarship for the children of staff who got 70 percent or above marks had been also extended to all children which was, earlier, given to two children of any PR Police employee.      
The IG said Shaheed Fund was introduced for PR police employees, which would be given to widows and children of those killed in the line of duty.
He urged all PR police employees to work hard for the country as it was a religious obligation besides the professional duty. 

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