ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Khalid Khattak has said that Islamabad police will make every possible effort to promote friendly relations with citizens and to create soft image of the force among youngsters by interaction with them through arranging sports programs as well as extra curriculum activities.
While speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Police Summer Camp School in Islamabad on Monday, the IGP said Islamabad police believed in continuity of practices to promote friendly police ecology and it started summer school in 2003 to boost the public friendly image of Islamabad police. It is the 15th summer school of ICT Police which would be participated by boys and girls from 4-14 years and separate classes as well as lectures have been arranged for them.
The IGP said the students will be taught swimming, horse riding, martial arts, gymnastics, archery and obstacles’ crossing by trained instructors. The children would be also given pick and drop facility covering all the major parts of city.
The IGP said students will be also sensitized about basics of observing traffic laws and personal safety tips. He said `whatsapp’ group of parents will be created to keep parents of children updated about day today activities and also for proper coordination with them, the IGP maintained.
He said children are our next generation and good image of the police department in their minds is crucial for strengthening friendly bonds. The friendly attitude of Islamabad police will be reflected during training in this Summer School, he added.
The IGP said that aim of holding such camp in police vicinity is to bridge the police -public gap and Islamabad Police is striving to strengthen the police community relations as well as to acquaint the children with the police working.
The IGP said such Summer School Camp would remain continue in the coming years due to very positive response. He appreciated all police officials who endeavored and worked for organizing and success of this program.
He said that Islamabad Police is role model for other law enforcement agencies and those children participating in this summer camp would remember it for whole life.
Islamabad police chief said no laxity in the affairs of summer school would be tolerated and directed for overall effective arrangements.
Parents of the Children thanked Islamabad police for arranging this healthy activity and hoped that liaison of police with public would further enhance in future to inculcate friendly police ecology in the city.
(DIG Headquarters) Ashraf Zubair Siddiqui, AIG (Establishment) Muhammad Suleman, SSP (Operations) Sajid Kiani, SSP (Traffic) Malik Matloob Ahmed, SP (Headquarters) Sumera Azam, SPs, DSPs, parents of Participating children also attended the ceremony.