Islamabad Police to Hire 200 Retired Military Personnel


Newstoday: In response to the urgent plea of the Islamabad administration to withdraw the Pakistan Army troops deployed a month ago after the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) police has come up with a novel approach to enhance the security of key buildings and the red zone. The nationwide protests on May 10, which led to military deployment in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to restore and preserve law and order, had a tumultuous effect, resulting in at least eight fatalities and many injuries. The coalition government took decisive measures such as suspending internet services and deploying army troops to regain control. Notwithstanding, the ICT police's innovative strategy entails the recruitment of about 200 retired soldiers from diverse backgrounds, who will need to produce a character certificate, national identity card (NIC), and educational credentials for enlistment. The age limit for the candidates has been capped at 42 years, and matriculation is the educational requirement.

This development is a praiseworthy initiative toward ensuring the safety and security of the people of Islamabad, and it presents a tremendous opportunity for retired soldiers to continue serving their nation by utilizing their skills and expertise in a novel and exciting role. The coalition government's bold and innovative steps demonstrate its willingness to maintain law and order and foster a sense of security among the populace. With the recruitment of retired soldiers, the ICT police is poised to become an even more robust force, and the citizens of the capital will undoubtedly feel safer and more secure than ever before

Sabahat Abid


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