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Tourism Police launched in KP

PESHAWAR: A new Tourism Police force was formally launched to provide better security and services to the tourists at the scenic places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Around 182 out of 200 recruits from various districts were provided tourism police uniform and shoes, who will undergo a two-day training session.

These personnel would be provided motorcycles, pick-up vehicles, communication gears and B69MM pistols and would be deputed at the scenic places of the province for duty.

The KP government had earlier approved the establishment of Tourism Police under the directives of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

District level officers of the police were hired from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on deputation basis whereas constables and other officials recruited on an initial basis.

The police force will function as a special wing of the KPCTA. 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) Director General Muhammad Abid Khan Wazir and Commandant Tourism Police Gul Said Khan Afridi were the chief guests at the launch ceremony


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