NOWSHERA - Inspector General of Police, Malik Naveed Khan said on Wednesday that NWFP police have lost 154 policemen and wounded 522 in fight against militancy and terrorism in the current year. He was talking to reporters after addressing a function at Nowshera training centre to observe various firing and training demonstrations of the policemen being trained at Police Training College Hangu, the IGP said that NWFP police had played a matchless role in the fight against militancy and terrorism as 154 policemen were martyred and 522 sustained injuries during this process in 2008. Under the Shaheed police package, he said that free education, residential plots besides reservation of special seats for the sons of police martyred have been ensured. Asked about the rising incidents of kidnapping for ransom in Peshawar, the IGP said the kidnappers have taken advantage of the situation as police had diverted its attention to fight militancy. He said that contingents of 1000 elite force are being trained with help of Pakistan Army to fight the menace of militancy and terrorism. He said that 77 gangs of kidnappers have been busted while 515 persons involved in such heinous activities were apprehended. He said that Federal and Provincial Government are assisting the NWFP police to protect lives and properties of the law abiding citizens. Asked about the recovery of missing Afghan Diplomat and Iranian Commerical Attachi, Malik Naveed said that some important clues in this regard have been found. He said that few suspected persons in this connection have been arrested and the diplomat would be recovered soon. The police chief said that foolproof security arrangements have been made for peaceful observance of Muharram. He said that meeting with the religious scholars of both sects have been held for sectarian harmony. The NWFP Police Chief said that they have ensured full cooperation to police for sectarian harmony and religious brotherhood. The IGP said that four Aircraft would be requisitioned from the Federal Government for Muharram duties in which a shooter, cameraman and officer having geographic location information of that particular area will make surveillance in the most sensitive and sensitive districts of NWFP during Moharram. He said that strong action will be taken from air against those who created disturbance and take law. The cameraman will make film from the air of the mourning processions in which the troublemakers and miscreants will be pin pointed. To another question, Malik Naveed that Hangu, Kohat, Peshawar and DI Khan have been declared as most sensitive districts in NWFP. He said that contingents of frontier police and frontier constabulary would be deployed while Army would be in stand by position during Moharram. The IGP expressed his full satisfaction over the high standard of training at PTC Hangu and hoped that the trainees would take full advantage of the training for enhancing their professional skills. Earlier, addressing a function on the eve of Firing Demonstration arranged by the Police Training College Hangue at Nowshera he declared that apart from increasing strength of the frontier police, it would also be equipped with state of the art weapons and equipment so that in future it did not rely on other law enforcing agencies in countering threats of the miscreants. "I am hopeful of the said dream to materialize in near future", he told the participants of the event in a confident tone. Moreover, he also told in clear terms that finances would not be made a hurdle in the execution of the projects aimed at strengthening the police force and training imparted to the police officials and officers. However, he asked the policemen to demonstrate decency and good behaviour with the people visiting their place of duties besides concentrating on building their mental and physical capabilities as in the tough times, apart from blessing Allah Almighty it was their physical strength which helped them in successful accomplishment of the task. He impressed upon officials of the police force to restore peoples' confidence in them by adopting high standard of professionalism in their official obligations and improvement in their behavior. The Police Chief told the audience that training and expertise in accurate firing has been made part of the syllabus of the police force. Malik Naveed said, acquiring knowledge about practical policing was of paramount importance for the under training police officers as their professional obligations should be in line with the principles of practical policing. Therefore it was need of the hour that a trained police officer should have full grasp over his duties so that he could successfully meet his professional obligations. He said various changes in the police training curriculum were under consideration which would be made part of the syllabus after approval of the respective committees. He said he hold frequent meetings with Commandant PTC Hangu College, Additional IG Operations and other high ups on matters pertaining to bringing improvement in the police training syllabus so that it could be made more useful and effective. Malik Naveed said, he sees no reason in making the PTC College Hangue a model institute wherein the training was imparted to the under trainee police officials and officers on modern lines which could be of great help to them in their practical life. The IGP said he was impressed by the professional skills demonstrated by the police officials during firing demonstration. He said the concept of a professional police officer in the entire developed and under developed world was incomplete without attaining expertise in the proper use of weapons and accurate firing.