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Meeting scheduled between representatives of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Acting Inspector General of Police Balochistan Quetta was held on 07.03.2012 at 11:30 hours in the Central Police Office, Balochistan.

During the meeting establishment of more CBT Centres were discussed in details. The Representative of UNODC pointed out that they have already selected venues both in RTC Tippu Line and Police Line CCP Quetta for establishment of CBT Centres.

They further pointed out that they will be distributing Crime Scene Investigation Kits in all Police Stations in Quetta. These Investigation Kits will be used by the Mobile Staff of each Police Station to act as First Responder for which the

Police Station Staff will be trained by UNODC. The UNODC Representative also showed interest in the enhancement of skills of Police Officers involved in the handling of forensic science issues. For this purpose a “Train the Trainers Program” (ToT)

will be conducted by UNODC for the officers of Police Training Institutes. The UNODC has recently handed over 730 bicycles to Balochistan Police which were further distributed to the field staff.

CPO Training Branch in collaboration with ROZEN conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) course on Attitudinal Change Module for the Instructors of PTC Sariab / RTC Kachmore from 15.12.2011 to 23.12.2011 at CPO Auditorium Hall.

Training programme was attended by 23 Instructors both from PTC Sariab Quetta and RTC Kachmore Quetta Cantt. On conclusion of the training programme, successful participants were distributed Certificates.

CPO Training Branch in collaboration with ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) conducted Training on International Standards of Policing from 20.12.2011 to 21.12.2011 at CPO Auditorium Hall

so in that future any information of every FIR could be made online.

Crimes Branch conducted a raid and recovered 1.71 Kgs Heroin and arrested 4 accused persons during last 24 hours

Police arrested 1 Proclaimed Offender, 11 absconders and 3 accused persons wanted in various cases during last 24 hours.

Rao Amin Hashim Inspector General of Balochistan inaugurated Computer Based Training (CBT) Centre of Police Training College Sariab Quetta on 29-09-2011.

The IGP has directed that all trainees of pre-service / in-service courses will undergo Computer Based Training in Police Training College, Quetta.

The IGP further directed that Commandant PTC Sariab will include the CBT Programme in the syllabus of all courses.

The IGP also directed that trainee who fails to qualify the Computer Based Training, he will be declared as fail in the in-service / pre-service course which he has undergone.

UNODC has established Computer Based Training (CBT) Centre at Police Training College Sariab Quetta. The CBT aims to support capacity development of law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to counter criminal activity through the introduction

In 2012, UNODC will also provide fully equipped CBT Centre in Headquarter Police Line Quetta.

District Ziarat ...


Ziarat Background

Ziarat Background

Origin

The Ziarat district was established in 1986 by upgrading the Ziarat sub-Tehsil of Sibi district, to the present level. It is one of the four districts of the Sibi division; the other three are: Sibi, Kohlu and Dera Bugti. Population-wise, it is the smallest district of Sibi Division.

 Name

The district derives its name from Ziarat (shrine) of Baba Kharwari, a highly esteemed saint of the area who lived here in the early eighteenth century. The shrine is located about nine km south of Ziarat town.

 Boundaries

Ziarat district is bordered on the north by the districts of Pishin, Loralai and Killa Saifullah, on the south by Sibi district, on the east by Loralai, and to the west by Pishin and Sibi district.

 History

The history of Ziarat during the British colonial administration is the same as that of the Sibi district of which it was a part until 1986. The area came under British colonial influence by the middle of the last century, and was made a part of British India in 1887 like the rest of the old Sibi district. Two years earlier, in 1885, the British Government had acquired land for construction of a civil station (at the present Ziarat town), on payment of Rs.1,400,000 to the Saidzai sub section of the Sarangzai tribe. Before the creation of Sibi district (in 1903), Ziarat used to be the summer headquarters of Thal and Chutiali District (Duki Sajavi Sub Division). Later when the Sibi District was created in 1903, it became Sibi District’s summer headquarters. It formed a part of Shahrigh Tehsil of Sibi District till 1974 when it was given the status of a sub-Tehsil.

 

Before Independence, the camp offices of the Agent to the Governor General in Baluchistan; the Revenue Commissioner, Baluchistan; the Civil Surgeon, Baluchistan; the Political Agent and the Colonisation officer, Nasirabad, used to shift to Ziarat during the summer. Following the creation of Sibi Division in 1974, the divisional offices shifted to Ziarat during the summer.

 

The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, spent his last days at Ziarat Residency which is now a National Monument. The local people believe that the Quaid-e-Azam had in fact breathed his last here in Ziarat, contrary to the official reports that he expired in Karachi on 11 September, 1948, the day he was shifted there from Ziarat. The residency building is a majestic piece of architecture, but people visit it primarily for its association with the Quaid-e-Azam.

 

Important places / buildings

The entire area in the upper parts of Ziarat district is worth visiting for its natural beauty, its enchanting juniper forests, mountain peaks, the lush green valleys,  springs and streams. The popular sights are Ziarat town and surroundings the Qaid’s Residency, the shrine of Baba Kharwari, Zizri valley, Prospect point, Mana valley, Sandeman Tangi, Karvi Kach and Khilafat peak. These are briefly described below.

 

Ziarat

Ziarat is the holiday resort of the province and no visit to Quetta is complete without a trip to Ziarat. The district is famous for its ancient and magnificent juniper forest which spreads over 126,000 acres, and is the second largest in the world. Some of the trees are almost 4,000 years old.

 

Residency

The most famous landmark is, of course, the Residency. It was here that the Father of the nation spent his last days. The building, constructed in 1892, was originally meant to serve as a sanatorium but was later converted into the summer residence of the Agent to the Governor General (AGG). It has now been declared a national monument.

 

Shrine of Baba Kharwari

The shrine (Ziarat) of Baba Kharwari (whose real name was Mula Tahir) is one of the most well known places in the district. Baba Kharwari rendered great services to the cause of Islam in the early 18th century. His shrine is situated about 9 km from the town and a large number of people who visit Ziarat go to the Mazar to offer Fateha.

 

Zizri Valley

Zizri valley, situated on the southern edge of the district, possesses a breathtaking beauty. The road leading to the valley is kacha, rough, and tractable mainly by four wheel drive vehicles.

 

Prospect Point

Six km from the town, this place offers a spectacular view of the Koshki valley. There is a local government resthouse on this spot and a wide open space for picnic/camping.

 

Mana Valley

This lush green valley with its apple orchards and scintillating blue lake is a popular tourist site.

 

Sandeman Tangi

Within easy reach of the town, this narrow gorge between lofty mountains culminates in a perennial spring. This is another major tourist attraction.

 

Khalifat Peak

This is the second highest peak in the province – 3,488 m high. For climbers it presents a real challenge.

 

The district is blessed with an overall natural beauty. There are many more places of interest than those mentioned above. In the summer season, thousands of tourists visit the area


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