NH&MP committed to bring down ratio of fatal accidents
RE - Inspector General National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP) Dr Wasim Kauser has said that his prime focus is to bring down fatal accidents on the roads and for this purpose all available resources are being utilised.
He said future challenges like road accidents ratio could be reduced only through modern training to the force and awareness among road users.
Dr Wasim Kauser who has assumed charge as new Inspector General of NH&MP said this while talking to The Nation here the other day. He said the soft image that NH&MP has earned is because of politeness, sincerity and selflessness as it inculcates a sense of responsibility among the commuters. He said the NH&MP is the pioneer organisation in creating road safety responsiveness among the masses.
While talking about the National Highways & Motorway Police Training Institute, Sheikhpura, he said the said institute, established in 2001, is a leading police training centre where various subjects including law, psychology, morality with specialised focus on traffic and driving skills are taught to police officers as well as general public and creating road safety awareness in Pakistan. In a short period, this institute has not only imparted high quality training to its own officers but is also playing a pivotal role in replicating effective traffic management system in other federal and provincial police set ups. This institute has established its own training development unit where syllabus of different courses are continuously being revised and updated on the basis of training need analysis. He said latest and modern two-way adult based teaching methods are being used in the training process. Theoretical and practical training are given equal importance by including scenario-based practical training, simulation exercise, problem solving through brain-storming and role playing.
He further said this is the only training institute of Pakistan, which specializes in traffic management. As such, it has assumed the role of leader in this field.
About creating of awareness, Dr Wasim Kauser said the National Highways & Motorway Police have organised special campaigns workshops, seminars and road safety awareness campaigns like vehicles care/maintenance during summer, over speeding, dozing at the wheel, tyre burst, over speeding, lane violations, educations and briefing, enforcement and provision of help to the commuters. He said that audio-visual aids and other communication method were being used by guidance centre and mobile education unit to educate people on road safety measures. The flowers, sweet candies, chocolates, and briefing pamphlets are distributed among road users on motorways in order to creating the soft image of NH&MP as well as making maximum awareness about the road safety.
The IG NH&MP expressed his resolve to remain committed to high ideals of professionalism and efficiency. He vowed to take the NH&MP to new heights.