Sindh govt approves new uniforms for police
KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh government has approved introduction of new uniforms for the province’s police force on the recommendation of Inspector General Kaleem Imam.
The new uniform will initially be introduced in five units of the police department, including Traffic Police, CIA, Anti-riots Reserve Platoons, Forensic Division and Central Police Office.
The prime reason behind the change is to enhance the policing process and to bring it up to international standards, the IG said, adding that he hopes the citizens will welcome and appreciate the step.
Maqsood Ahmed, DIG Operations, said that the new uniform is designed in accordance with the latest international standards, local weather conditions and improved quality.
Sindh Police will be the sole provider of the new police uniforms to ensure the quality of fabric, colour and stitching, DIG Maqsood said. He further said that the local suppliers and vendors will not be allowed to display the new uniform in their outlets.
Old uniforms of Punjab Police to be restored from July 1 2019
Earlier, the Punjab government announced to restore the old uniform of the Punjab Police from July 1st 2019.
“Punjab police old uniform 🥋 will be restored from July-1. Hope you will like it :),” Dr Shehbaz Gill, chief spokesperson of Punjab Chief Minister, confirmed in his tweet.
The new uniform was introduced during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) back in 2017.
On April 3 2017, the Punjab Police personnel had gotten a makeover with new olive green uniforms as the traditional black and khaki colour had been replaced.