'Capital police effectively handled security in last seven months'.

ISLAMABAD -- The capital police have successfully handled security affairs during the last seven months and ensured that effective action was against criminals.

An internship programme was introduced while the Capital Police College was established to improve training under the command of the capital police officer.

Reform or institutional change is a major challenge today but reforms in Islamabad police followed a pattern due to guidelines of the government and special interest of its chief Dr Akbar Nasir Khan towards efficient policing.

As per a statement, policemen in the capital have added a golden chapter in their history, written with the blood of their martyrs. For compensation to the families of martyred personnel, an amount of Rs1,224 million was paid to them and the families of deceased employees. Similarly, Rs17.5 million was also distributed among families of martyrs, deceased officials and other police personnel for welfare.

The recruitment of next of kin of martyrs has been completed and no case is pending with Islamabad police.

During the same period, the e-challan system was implemented through safe city to control traffic violations in the city. Around 1,010 law and order events were professionally handled without mismanagement.

The investigation process was further improved and Capital Investigation Branch within police stations was restructured for better prevention and detection of crime. The office of Station House Officer (SHO) was also empowered to ensure fair investigation while a Court Compliance Unit (CCU) was established to streamline the criminal justice system. Women and Child Investigation Units were set up at all police stations, the statement added.

An Anti-Robbery Unit was set up to improve conviction rate and eradicate criminals while female investigation officers were posted in 10 police stations to improve the investigation process, it stated, adding Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres were established at the offices of sub divisional police officers to minimise burden on the system.

Furthermore, a Police Public Relations Branch (PRB) was established while a system was introduced for registration...

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