Nasir Durrani resigns as Chairman Punjab Police Reforms Commission
LAHORE: Former KP police chief and Chairman Punjab Police Reforms Commission Nasir Khan Durrani has resigned from his post, sources told ARY News on Tuesday.
According to sources, the former IG KP Nasir Khan Durrani tendered his resignation from the post citing health issues.
The Police Reform Commission led by Durrani was been tasked with recommending measures to transform the otherwise highly “politicised” Punjab police into a professional outfit which would be politically neutral, operationally autonomous, service oriented and externally accountable.
Durrani while heading the KP police for almost three and a half years had introduced a strict accountability by dismissing around 800 policemen and awarding another kind of punishments to over 6000 others.
Besides these actions, Durrani set up the police assistance lines in all the districts, the police access service, he established six specialised schools, formed a special combat unit of specialised commandoes on the pattern of Special Services Group of the army, reformed the Counter-Terrorism Department and introduced technology based investigation like geo-tagging and others.
The six specialised schools are providing special training to policemen about handling explosives, information technology, traffic management, tactics, anti-riots techniques and improved intelligence and investigation.
Reforming police is one of the foremost election pledges of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Just last week, CM Punjab claimed that police culture is also being transformed along with the local bodies system in the province.