Peshawar, The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi visited Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). The IGP was received by high ranking police officers on arrival at CTD headquarters Peshawar. The IGP KP presided over a high level meeting at CTD headquarters in which he was briefed about the revamping of CTD particularly its extension to Newly Merged Districts (NMDs), manpower requirements, vacancies, provision of vehicles and other professional equipment. The IGP KP was told that Rs 1737.834 million had been proposed for Revamping of CTD throughout the province, out of which Rs 588.150 would be spent for the purchase of security and intelligence equipment in NMDs that included jammer-fitted vehicles, GSM locators, thermal binoculars, Aerial surveillance drones and communication equipment.
The IGP was informed that all possible steps had been taken for strengthening of CTD network and technology-driven policing there added for this purpose equipment worth Rs. 150 million had been purchased which had played pivotal role in promoting latest intelligence based policing and combatting terrorism in the area. The IGP KP was further informed that besides posting of CTD officials in NMDs, 715 new vacancies had been sanctioned for which rules had been framed and sent to government for approval adding that recruitment would be kicked off shortly. The IGP was also informed that a summary had already been sent to Government for purchase of 7 bullet proof vehicles for NMDs.
The IGP KP appreciated the performance of CTD police in flushing out the terrorists elements from the province and directed them to further expedite their efforts against the miscreants. They were also directed to make best use of modern technology for achieving the desired targets against the anti-state elements. The IGP KP vowed that CTD would further be equipped with all modern gadgets enabling it to make life miserable for unscrupulous elements.