PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has renamed Directorate of Counter Terrorism (DCT) of Police Department as Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The CTD will be having the mandate of Intelligence collection, surveillance and monitoring, registration of terrorism cases, investigation of ATA cases, arrest and detentions and research and analysis.
The strength of the Directorate of Counter Terrorism has been merged into Counter Terrorism Department and the sanctioned strength of CTD will be DIG-1, SP-12, DSPI-43, Inspector 153, SI-289, ASI-249, HC-314, FC-1170, Diver-119 (Total-2350).
For operational purposes, seven CTD police stations (one at CCP and one each at six Regional HQrs), will function.
These police stations will also work as detention centres. Till the new police stations are constructed, Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will declare existing police buildings in CCP and different regions of function as CTD Police stations. It was notified by Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.