Accused in all cases of violence against children arrested: IGP

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Our Correspondents
PESHAWAR
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi Wednesday said that besides tracing of accused in all violence cases against children, the police had also made arrests from areas that were earlier considered inaccessible for them.
He was addressing the inaugural session of a five-day training workshop regarding rights of children, women, transgender and minorities here at Malik Saad Police Line. KP Police is organizing the workshop in collaboration with a non-government organization.
The purpose of the training workshop is to create awareness in police personnel regarding rights o children, women and minorities. Senior Superintendent of Police (Operation), Yasir Afridi highlighted the purpose and objectives of the workshop and its session.
Addressing the participants of the workshop, the IGP said that police is the guarantor of basic human rights, particularly the rights of children, women, transgender and minorities and their performance in this regard would be assumed from the collective response of the members of society.
He said that they are living in the era of competition wherein today is being competed with tomorrow. He said that he can make claim that the present society of KP is standing in better position than past.
The IGP said that cases of violence against children were also used to occur in past, but today due to media revolution they are reported extra-ordinarily wherein even 10 years old videos and news are also intentionally broadcasted to create confusion. He welcomed positive criticism on police and hinted at bringing further reforms in police.
He said that despite limited resources and other hardships, KP Police is performing their professional responsibilities in full manner. He said that peaceful redressal of more than 42000 disputes and large-scale operations against terrorists and drug mafia is the ample proof of it.
The IGP further said that the process of reward and punishment is continued in the department and so far over 1000 personnel have been punished and there is no such precedent in any other public sector organization.
He said that after the merger of tribal districts into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, human rights, particularly the rights of children, women and minorities have been restored. He said that the training of 29000 personnel is part of that series.
The police chief said that special desks have been established in different police stations for women, children and minorities.