PESHAWAR: In response to recent violent incidents following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 9, Peshawar Police have decided to establish a Special Security Unit (SSU).
According to the Chief City Police Officer (CCPO), a decision has been made to construct a Red Zone security circle in the city, and a special security force has been deployed in the red zone region.
According to the CCPO, the Peshawar Special Security Unit will be led by a Superintendent of Police (SP). The initial phase will address the profile of entrance routes and critical installations within the Red Zone.
The police officials have announced that the draft central police office will be dispatched after the profiling is done. The specialized facility will be outfitted with cutting-edge technology and linked to an operating room.
Events on May 9th
After former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was detained from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, violent confrontations erupted across Pakistan.
Protests were held in both distant and big cities as party activists became agitated following the arrest of their chairman, with Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad requesting the armed forces to maintain peace and order.
During a PTI workers’ protest, army installations and the Corps Commander’s home in Lahore were attacked.
It was also alleged that Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Ali Nasir Rizvi was severely injured while clearing the house of the Lahore Corps Commander.