Khyber PakhtoonKhuwa

KP Police fear blow to anti-terror fight after severe shortage of officers

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtonkhwa police has dispatched a letter to its Home and Tribal Affairs department urging it to approach the federal government to apprise them of dearth of top ranked law enforcement officers.

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The letter is sent by the spokesperson of KP Police.

The provincial police have approached the Home & TAs Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to meet the acute shortage of officers to maintain the operational capability of the units established for curbing militancy.

According to the letter, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa needs five additional IGPs while only two are available. Similarly in the rank of DIGs against 18 sanctioned posts, of only eight are present while against 35 sanctioned posts of SSPs only 17 are available.

The letter went on highlight that shortage in the ranks of SP was more glaring and out of 78 sanctioned posts only 57 have been filled and 21 vacant.

Keeping in view the quantum of threats and recent terrorist attacks the KP Police have requested the Home & TAs Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to approach the Federal Government to post PSP Officers in the province in order to meet the dearth and cope with the challenges of terrorism and militancy.

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