ISLAMABAD - One-day sensitisation session for the 500 police officials for “Police Training and Capacity Building for Democracy and Human Rights”, a project supported by the European Commission and implemented by Plan international in Pakistan and SPARC, was held here at National Library on Tuesday.

The main aim of the event was to ensure that police force realises the importance of human and child rights and gains the trust of the citizens by being sensitive to the rights violation issues faced by them.

The training was held in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory Police under the coordination of Mir Vais Niaz, SSP (Security Division).

During the orientation, police were delivered knowledge regarding human & child rights and how best to protect the citizens and; create awareness regarding the issues.

Another main topic which was addressed during the session was Gender Sensitivity.

Trainees were of great passion to attend the sensitization session and to know about human/child rights.

Chief Guest on the occasion, Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan, DIG (Security Division, ICT) Islamabad stressed the need to build awareness regarding this issue and emphasized on how important the role of the Police is to impart a sense of protection amongst the citizens.

He also shared some of intervention which Islamabad Police is already taking to build capacities of the force and to enhance their professionalism. Mir vais Niaz (SSP) reiterated the need to learn more about human/child rights and to implement them to fulfil their duties properly.