-First police station inaugurated in South Waziristan
ISLAMABAD: The first-ever police station was set up and inaugurated in Wana, headquarters of tribal district South Waziristan after the Frontier Corps (FC) vacated Wana fort and handed it over to the police department on Saturday.
Commandant South Waziristan Scouts Colonel Ijaz formally inaugurated the police station in the terror-stricken tribal district, wherein District Police Officer (DPO) Attiq Wazir, Assistant Commissioner Wana Amir Nawaz and tribal elders were also present on the occasion.
Muhammad Ali Khan has been appointed as the first Station House Officer (SHO) of the newly established police station.
The police station which has been set up in the merged tribal district South Waziristan with the purpose to implement the laws extended to the tribal belt after its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is another significant step in the right direction after the deployment of traffic police in Wana two days ago, as these steps would greatly improve the deteriorating law and order situation in the area.
District Police Officer (DPO) Attiq Wazir said that being located in the main bazaar makes it easy for the police to reach the spot of crime or accident quickly.
Further, traffic policemen were also deployed in Wana for controlling the traffic in Wana Bazar and training of the Levies and Khasadar force personnel.
The KP police department in a statement said that initially some 30 policemen have been deployed at the police station. They added that with the passage of time, the number of police personnel, at the police station, will be increased.
Unlike the police force in other parts of the province, the policemen in tribal districts, as per tribal custom and tradition, will wear black Shalwar and Qameez as their uniform.
It also aims to provide justice to the tribal people at their doorstep after the abolishment of draconian law of Frontier Crime Regulations through the 25th constitutional amendment. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has passed an ordinance from the KP assembly merging Khasadars and Levies forces with the police department.
The KP police have announced that they will impart training to the Khasadar and levies men to make them a valuable part of the Police department. KP police have started imparting training to the Police personnel deployed in the tribal districts of the province to make them able to perform their responsibilities in tribal districts in an efficient manner.
It is pertinent to mention here that Home Department and the KP Police had moved a summary to set up one police station in every sub-division of the tribal districts and former Frontier Regions under which initially about 25 police stations would be set up in the erstwhile FATA.
Before the merger of erstwhile Fata with KP, the region was ruled by the draconian Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and law and order were maintained by the centuries-old Khasadar force.
Moreover, police stations will similarly be established in other areas of tribal districts in the next few days.