KARACHI - As many as 933 cops staged protest against delay in salaries on the occasion of 82th passing-out parade held at Saeedabad Police Training Centre on Wednesday.

Addressing as a chief guest on the occasion, Sindh Additional Inspector General of Police Ghulam Haider Jamali said the jawans had been provided with special training programme keeping in view the prevailing challenges of terrorism and militancy.

“There is a need to further strengthen the security and intelligence system to get more positive results. This AEF has been formed to protect the government lands and to face the other challenges.” He also gave away commendation certificates and cash prizes to those who performed well during the course. At least 933 jawans, belonged to AEF, participated in the training. Training centre principal Javed Maher said this training centre was established in 1984. “Since 1984, so far 57,000 police officers and jawans have been trained,” he explained.

Meanwhile at the end of the ceremony, the passed out jawans staged a protest over delay in their salaries. They said their department did not pay their salaries from the last ten months. “Ten months have been elapsed but our department is only giving us assurances and not paying the salaries,” the protesters claimed. “Now, they have also assured us but we are not hopeful.” Following the protest, Sindh Additonal IG and other officials concerned again assured them of paying their salaries, on which they ended the protest.