Two modernized police stations have been inaugurated in Kalaya, Orakzai District, and Ghalanai, Mohmand District, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The initiative has been launched by KP Police in collaboration with the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan.
The ceremony, held in the federal capital, marks a crucial step towards improving police services in the merged districts.
Enhanced Facilities for Community Service
The partnership between UNDP Pakistan, the Government of Japan, and KP Police demonstrates a shared commitment to enhancing access to justice services and promoting community-oriented policing practices.
The model police stations introduce a range of new facilities aimed at better serving the community. These include:
- Gender-Responsive Desk: A dedicated desk to address gender-based crimes reported to the police stations.
- Community-Police Meeting Hall: A hall designed for joint community and police gatherings, fostering collaboration and communication.
- Investigation Room: A designated space for conducting investigations and ensuring the proper handling of cases.
- Station House Officer Offices: Offices equipped for station house officers to manage operations effectively.
- Security Posts: Enhanced security measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all stakeholders.
- Accommodation Facilities: Lodging facilities are provided to accommodate 55 police personnel.
- Separate Holding Rooms: Separate holding rooms for men and women, to ensure privacy and dignity.
Access to Justice Services
KP Inspector General of Police, Akhtar Hayat Khan, expressed his gratitude for the collaboration between the KP Police, UNDP Pakistan, and the Government of Japan. He highlighted the partnership’s objective to enhance access to justice services, particularly in the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Commitment to Rule of Law
His Excellency WADA Mitsuhiro, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, emphasized the importance of supporting security and justice sector institutions to provide people-oriented and gender-responsive services.
“Supporting security and justice sector institutions to provide people-oriented and gender-responsive services, especially in post-merger districts, is crucial in maintaining the rule of law in KP,” said Mitsuhiro.
Training for People-Friendly Police Services
Under the same project in 2022, the UNDP Pakistan Rule of Law Programme conducted training for over 250 former Levies/Khasadar personnel who were newly integrated into the KP Police. The training focused on equipping them with the skills to deliver professional and people-friendly police services, further strengthening the commitment to effective law enforcement in the region.