LANDIKOTAL: The Landikotal Police Station in Khyber tribal district registered 70 first information reports (FIRs) during this year, including five FIRs by women, upon which action was taken immediately.

Police stations have been established in all the tribal districts after merger of erstwhile Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to police sources, as many as 98 FIRs were filed at Landikotal Police Station during the last 18 months, while 70 FIRs have been filed this year. The sources said five women were also among the complainants, and police took prompt action to resolve their cases.

Landikotal Police Station has also disposed of hundreds of cases though the dispute resolution council (DRC) during the last two and a half years. Highly trained officials of police have been deputed on duty for lodging of FIRs in Landikotal. They have been directed by the higher authorities to deal every person coming to the police station politely, listen to their problems and try to resolve their genuine issues. Policemen are also performing their role of guiding the people about the functioning of the judicial system. The police station remains functional round the clock for public.

District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Muhammad Iqbal said police stations have been established in Landikotal, Bara, Jamrud, Mallagori, Tirah and Shalman to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to people. He said work on a new block of sub-jail in Landikotal is continuing with a rapid pace which will complete soon. He said a separate portion will be set up for women prisoners in the new block. He said ladies police will be appointed to keep watch on women prisoners.

Like other police stations in Khyber, Landikotal Police Station has also been provided to latest pick-up vehicles. Policemen are using these vehicles for patrolling on roads.

People of the area have called upon the higher authorities to provide all the necessary equipment to local police to enable them to perform their duties in a befitting manner. They said the policemen in merged districts are doing well to maintain law and order and they deserve full privileges and incentives which have already been provided to policemen of settled districts of KP.