Police forming anti-riots, anti-dacoits force

KARACHI: Anti-Riots Squad and Anti-Dacoits Operation Force is being formed from current workforce of Sindh Reserve Police that will be equipped with the latest equipment, arms and ammunition.

This was told by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) SRP Asif Aijaz Shaikh on Wednesday in a briefing to IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali during his visit to SRP Headquarters and SRP Base II.

DIG SRP said that a comprehensive training program for the personnel has been constituted. He said more than 200 cops of SRP have been deployed to district police for highway patrolling. He said out of 5756 workforce of SRP, 396 cops are performing their responsibilities with Karachi police.

However, 395 cops of quick response force are on disposal of Karachi police and 1090 personnel are performing their duties in other districts of Sindh. In addition, 571 personnel are deployed to different sensitive locations.

Asif Aijaz requested for repair of SRP building, and catering need of vehicles and ammunitions for improving performance.

IG Sindh agreed on recommendation of raise in salaries of SRP staff and instructed the authorities to set logical and practical recommendations for making salaries of SRP equivalent to salaries of Special Security Unit (SSU) personnel.