Sunday, January 31, 2010

160 Policemen of Punjab Police successfully completed specialized anti terrorism training

Jhelum - January 31, 2010: An impressive passing out parade of police personnel, who had successfully completed their special anti terrorism training, was held at Padhar Training Centre near Jhelum. As many as 160 Policemen of the Punjab Police completed the specialized anti terrorism training under auspices of the Pakistan Army at Padhar Training Centre. Brigadier Tariq Mahmood, Brigade Commander reviewed the parade. This training is a sequel to ongoing special anti terrorism training which is being imparted by Pakistan Army to the Police personnel in all the four provinces. It may be mentioned here that prior to this 792 personnel of Punjab Police have already been trained by Pakistan Army while over 8400 personnel of the NWFP Police have also  been trained so far in various Army units since July 2007.

Speaking on the occasion Brigadier Tariq Mahmood congratulated the passing out personnel and emphasized the importance of specialized training to combat prevailing menace of terrorism. He expressed confidence and hoped that special anti terrorism training imparted by dedicated Army personnel will go a long was in improvement of professional acumen of Law Enforcement Agencies. He urged the passing out police personnel to maintain the standard of marksmanship, physical fitness and mental robustness which they have attained during the course of training.

Later, Chief Guest awarded the prizes to those Policemen who distinguished themselves during training period. First prize was awarded to Constable Qaiser for being over all best in all training events. ASI  Faisal won the 2nd position prize while ASI Abdul Rehman won the  3rd position.

A scintillating demonstration of anti terrorism drill was also presented by the passing out Police personnel which was appreciated by all. Among others the ceremony was also attended by SSP Jhelum Dr Azam Khan and SP Rawalpindi Muhammad Ishfaq.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

No proof found to link Pakistani teen Nauman Arshad to terror

AMRITSAR: The Border Security Force (BSF) of India, which had branded teenaged Pakistani national Nauman Arshad as a potential suicide bomber, has not been able to support its claims despite all top investigating and intelligence agencies jointly interrogating him over the past six days, TOI reported on Saturday.

His police remand over on Wednesday, Arshad, 18, has been shifted to the jail now. He was found in India by the BSF without any valid travel documents on January 14 and booked under various sections of the Indian Passport Act and the Foreigners Act at Gharinda police station. However, no incriminating evidence has been found since to link him to a terror group. The BSF had claimed that Arshad was on a recce mission of the border to monitor movements and find holes in barbed wire fencing for facilitating infiltration of seven suicide bombers, including three females, to carry out a bombing spree this side of the border.

Highly-placed sources on Friday informed TOI that sustained interrogation has revealed that Arshad was under immense pressure from his mother, Tahira Ramzan, a teacher in Cantt Girls Middle School, Manawan, 8km from the Indo-Pak border, to perform well in studies since he had scored badly in December examinations of Class IX. Unable to excel in studies like his brother and sister, the youth had left home to meet his uncle — a Pakistan Ranger posted at Wagah (Pakistan) border. It so happened, that his uncle was not at the border the day Arshad landed there and then crossed the international border inadvertently, they added.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has thanked American Business Council for Rs.01 billion aid to the affectees of Ashura incident. Attending the meeting of ABC Executive Board in a local hotel he said that the blast on Ashura was a big incident in which dozens of people were martyred or injured after that the conspirators set on fire the city’s busiest commercial area.

The members of American Business Council in the meeting discussed the modus operandi for dispatch of Rs.01 billion aid to the affectees.

City Nazim on this occasion said that City Government had started work for rehabilitation of affectees just after the incident. He said that Karachi was the only city that had peace and stability in the country and the secret hand has targeted Karachi only to hurt the national economy.

Nazim Karachi further informed the council about the repair and reconstruction work in the affected area. He said that city government has already completed 40 percent work of the repair work on 9 buildings that had been cleared by the KBCA. He said that the restoration work will continue till the last trader is rehabilitated.

City Nazim also invited members of executive board of American Business Council to visit the affected area on which the council members said that they will soon visit the area.
Earlier President of American Business Council Arif Usman welcomed city nazim.