HYDERABAD: Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali has said that he has recommended to the Sindh government to form a separate counter terrorism force in the province.
“The unit will get training from the army and it will be equipped with better weapons and will be paid higher salaries and allowances than the regular police force,” he informed the media at Kotri Army Firing Range in Jamshoro district on Friday.
He observed that terrorism had emerged as the most dangerous form of crime and that there was a need to train the police force in the combat skills required to cope with that menace.
According to him, a force of 1,000 personnel would be raised initially in the province.
Meanwhile, DIG Hyderabad Dr Sanaullah Abbassi told APP that he would soon submit the list of 180 policemen including 20 from each of the 9 districts in Hyderabad Police Range to the IGP Sindh for their inclusion in the Anti Terrorism Force.
He said that he had directed the SSPs of all the 9 districts to submit lists of physically fit and newly recruited police constables for the ATF.
SSP Hyderabad Irfan Baloch told APP that the 60 personnel of Anti Terrorism Force completed 4-week training from the army on his personal initiative.
“Being the second biggest district of Sindh, Hyderabad also faces the threat of terrorism and, as such, there is a need to have a squad which is equipped and trained in fighting terrorists,” he said.