Inspector General of Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (IGP -KP) Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi delivered an online lecture on the role of police in fight against Covid-19 and policing in the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The online seminar was attended by entire faculty of Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKUM). Deans and few selected Chairpersons were invited to the conference room while majority of the faculty attended the lecture online due to COVID-19 SOPs.
Inspector General Sanaullah Abbasi highlighted the role of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in serving the people during Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring law and order and mainstreaming FATA, fight against terrorism and controlling other crimes in the province. “KP police has been in the line of fire since last two decades and is actively involved in helping people during these challenging times”, he further said.
He also talked about various other issues including implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during coronavirus pandemic, actions against drug-traffickers, miscreants & terrorists and police development plans in the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. IGP answered numerous questions of faculty members after the lecture. Responding to a question of a participant regarding the viral video of police torture in Peshawar, IGP commented that abuse of power and physical torture by any officer and institution is condemnable and the police department will give exemplary punishment to officials involved in such incidents.
Vice Chancellor, AWKUM, Porf. Dr. Zahoorulhaq thanked IGP for visiting university and speaking to the faculty members on the role of police. He also highlighted the progress, achievements and various projects of the university. Porf. Dr. Zahoorulhaq further said that university is using all available resources to help the provincial government during this pandemic and has given its building and infrastructure for this purpose. The participants of the seminar thanked Vice Chancellor for arranging this seminar and paid tribute to the sacrifices of police officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Such lectures and visits in universities by various heads of the departments should continue as it not only gives opportunity to young generation to interact with senior hierarchy of government but will also help in bridging the gap between young generation and government. Today IGP visit will leave a longterm impression on youths’ mind who stands more aware about various police efforts in the province and their overall sacrifices in ensuring peace in KP.