ISLAMABAD - Speakers at a seminar held here at National police Bureau on Tuesday stressed the need for adopting uniform policy for training policemen throughout the country to improve their performance and standards must be also set in teaching and learning practices to bring policing practices in Pakistan at par with international standards.These were the views of speakers here at two-day National Consultation on Standardised Gender Sensitive Training Policy of police with the support of Gender Responsive Policing (GRP) project held here in collaboration of National Police Academy and National Police Bureau (NPB). This project is implemented by NPB and GIZ with the financial support of the German Foreign Office.Selected senior officers from all police organisations of Pakistan participated in the consultation to discuss and formulate a training policy for their respective police organization, which is gender informed and follows common training standards.Commandant National Police Academy, Aftab Sultan emphasised the importance of having same standards for police training to ensure uniformity in police training throughout Pakistan. While speaking to the participants, he referred to the National Police Training Policy as an umbrella policy for the provinces to develop their own policy on the same pattern elaborating it to match their ground realities.Director Gender Crime Centre of NPB, DIG Helena Saeed also stressed upon the need to have common standards of learning for all police officers nationwide. Principal Advisor of GIZ, Dr Khola Iram highlighted the importance of setting teaching and learning standards to bring policing practices in Pakistan at par with international standards. The training policy is expected to set minimum standards of learning for all police organizations.While briefing the audience on the Punjab Training Policy, Additional IG Finance Punjab Police Samrad Saeed gave an over view of the policy and the process adopted in its formulation. He stressed upon the importance of involvement of trainers and training management in the formulation the training policy. The Director Central Planning and Training Unit NPA presented results of the study carried out by the gender responsive policing project on the police curricula. He highlighted gender gaps in the curricula and persuaded the participants to consider gender aspects in policing while reflecting on the training policy for their respective organization. Senior Gender Advisor of GRP Aliya Sethi briefed the audience on gender learning standards emphasizing their need for making police practices gender sensitive. After the brief presentations, the draft training policy for police was shared for deliberation and discussion. The National Training Policy and Training Policy of Punjab Police were taken as standard but all police organizations would develop their policies according to their own requirements. All police organizations were well represented by their senior officers including DIG Training Abid Qadri CPO - Punjab, DIG Ghulam Rasool Zahid - Commandant Police Collage Sihala, Rawalpindi, DIG Asif Paracha - Commandant PTC Sariab, Quetta, Muhammad Alam Director Crime Crises Management PTC Saeedabad, Karachi, DIG Headquarters Tariq Javed, Focal person for GAC KPK, DIG Abdul Waheed Khan - Commandant PTC, Hangu, DIG Headquarters /AIG Establishment Sultan Azam Temuri - Islamabad Capital Territory Police, Hussain Asghar - Commandant FIA Academy, Islamabad, Zaheer Ahmed Khan DIG Traffic Police/ Telecommunication AJK, Dr. Muhammad Shafiq DIG National Highways & Motorway Police and DIG Ahmad Mukhtar Khan, Senior Superintendent of Railways Police .