PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani on Thursday announced that swimming lessons are compulsory for the provincial police force so that they may perform flood duties effectively.
In an Eid Milan Party in Peshawar, IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani said that police force should be prepared to handle any situation and should be able to facilitate the masses in all respects. He said that Pakistan Navy has been requested to train the swimming to the KP Police force.
He further said that police force can’t help the flood victims fully as they are not trained for swimming. They face difficulties in flood relief activities. After getting training of swimming, police force would be able to work more efficiently in flood affected areas.
Answering a question about Daesh, he said the presence of Daesh or the self styled Islamic state (IS) on the Afghan side of the border could not be ignored and it is must to take radical steps to keep them away from Pakistan. He also said that police is playing its role and is trying to hinder foreign funding for terrorists activities.
In Chitral about 0.3 million people are affected by flood while about 150 villages are inundated by Indus River in Layyah. Many deaths have been recorded by floods. Six people died in AJ&K, three were dead in Rawalpindi due to heavy rain, 14 were swept away in Balochistan areas.