Balochistan Police Pakistan

Balochistan Police (بلوچستان پولیس) is responsible for maintaining the law in urban Balochistan, Pakistan. As of 2018, the police force has 38,000. Currently, Muhammad Tahir Rai is the Inspector General of Police for Balochistan.

Police ServiceBalochistan Police (بلوچستان پولیس)
AbbreviationB.P
Formed1963
Employees38,000+
Annual budgetRs. 9 Billion
HeadquartersQuetta, Balochistan
Agency ExecutiveMr. Muhammad Tahir Rai PSP QPM, Inspector General of Police
Police Stations70
Service ColorDark blue and red
Uniform ColorBlack, Khaki
Balochistan Police

Law enforcement in Balochistan

It is the responsibility of the Baluchistan Police to maintain law and order in most urban areas, which are known as A areas. As far back as the British Raj, this division has existed in various forms. The Balochistan Levies are responsible for policing the rural areas of Balochistan, which are known as B areas.

Both the Frontier Corps and the Balochistan Police are involved in law enforcement. Since criminals outside the police’s region of jurisdiction are able to plan attacks easily and escape, this division is seen as a severe handicap by the police.

In 2008, the PPP-led government of Balochistan under CM Aslam Raisani brought back the distinction that had been eliminated by Musharraf. A frequent change of policy hurts the ability of the agencies to deal with crime and prevents them from establishing institutions.

Pakistan has significantly increased its targeted killings, kidnappings, and terrorist attacks since its involvement in the Global War on Terror after 9/11. Several bombings occurred in 2013, targeting members of the Hazara community and attacks on senior police officers.

2008 – 2013 PPP Rule

In a partnership with Nawab Aslam Raisani, the PPP formed a Balochistan government. Humayan Joegazai was selected by Aslam Raisana as CCPO Quetta, reputed to be sympathetic to lashkar-e-jhangvi. During the commencement of his service, he commanded officers to shoot the protestors of Hazara live. Twenty-five innocent citizens were killed. He was brought by Raisani back to Quetta and during his tenure, things went worse once more, especially for the community of Hazara.

Improvement in 2014

The number of acts declined from 205 in 2013 to 154 in 2014 (a 25% drop) and the number of murders in the assaults decreased from about 350 in 2013 to 48 in 2014. (an 86 percent decline).

Organization

Balochistan Constabulary, located in the districts of Kharan and Khuzdar, this unit consists of more than 10,000 members of the Balochistan police. It was converted to the Frontier Corps (Balochistan) and renamed the Kharan Rifles.

In 1978, the headquarters moved to Nokkundi from Khuzdar. In addition, 75 Wing and 76 Wing of the Chagai Militia were separated from the unit and placed under a command called the “Kharan Rifles”.

Designation

Following are the designations of Balochistan Police:

GradePolice RanksAbbreviations
BPS-05ConstablePC
BPS-07Head ConstableHC
BPS-09Assistant Sub-InspectorASI
BPS-14Sub-InspectorSI
BPS-16Police InspectorInspector
BPS-17Assistant Superintendent of PoliceDeputy Superintendent of PoliceASPDSP
BPS-18Superintendent of PoliceSP
BPS-19Senior Superintendent of Police/Assistant Inspector GeneralSSP/AIG
BPS-20Deputy Inspector GeneralDIG
BPS-21Additional Inspector GeneralAddl. IG
BPS-22Inspector-General of PoliceIGP
Police Ranks

Police Post

Posts such as SDPO, DPO, CCPO, RPO, and PPO are not ranks. Consequently, you may observe someone of lower rank holding a higher position for some time.

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