LANDIKOTAL: Khyber District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Muhammad Iqbal has said the training of 450 former Levies and Khassadar personnel from Bara, Jamrud and Landikotal tehsils is continuing in a befitting manner at Shahkas Levies Centre and Jamrud Fort.

The DPO said while talking to media persons that expert trainers of the Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps (FC) are imparting training to the Levies and Khassadar personnel on modern lines. He said all the trainee personnel are being provided best accommodation and food.

The district police chief said policemen at newly established police stations in Tirah, Mallagori and Shalman police stations have been handed over the charge and they are performing their responsibilities in a befitting manner. He said the performance of all the police stations in Khyber district will be evaluated on monthly basis.

Dr Muhammad Iqbal said the complaints of the people in the police stations will be addressed on timely basis and no injustice will be committed with any person. He said all the promotions in police will be strictly on merit. He said there is no legal value of shoulder promotion in police and it is an illegal practice. He said an order will be issued soon to end the practice of shoulder promotion.

Dr Muhammad Iqbal said the training of all former Levies and Khassadar personnel will be completed in phase-wise manner. He said training on modern lines has been arranged for the newly integrated policemen to enable them to perform their duties in a befitting manner amid increasing security challenges.

The district police chief said establishment of peaceful environment and protection of lives and properties of citizens is the top priority and duty of police. He said negligence in performance of duties will never be tolerated, and negligent officials will have to face action. He said the doors of police are open for citizens round the clock to serve them.

The DPO said the problems of transporters, traders and general public at large will be resolved on priority basis. He said police will make efforts for reducing problems of citizens and bringing positive change in their lives by providing a secure environment.