Peshawar University and the Capital City Police (CCP) Peshawar have signed an agreement under which the former would grant internships to the latter’s students in order to help them get professional experience.
Abbas Ahsan, the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) of Peshawar, and Dr. Mohammad Idrees, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Peshawar University, signed an MoU earlier this week in an official ceremony conducted at the university.
Under the terms of the agreement, Peshawar Police will hire Peshawar University students as interns in several police stations throughout the provincial capital. In the initial batch, 30 students from the Department of Social Work will be accepted.
The students will be trained by the Peshawar Police Department to familiarise them with the policing system and to get professional experience that would benefit them in the future. To bridge the gap between the public and the police, the students will also promote a warm picture of the cops.
CCPO Peshawar, Abbas Ahsan, stated following the signing of the agreement that Peshawar Police is pleased to have collaborated with Peshawar University, and that working with Peshawar Police will be a fantastic experience for them.
While the MoU was signed on February 23, Abbas Ahsan was relieved of his duties as CCPO Peshawar by the Federal Government on February 25. After serving in the provincial capital for nearly fourteen months, he departs.