PESHAWAR: Nasir Khan Durrani will be remembered as one of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s most respected and respected police chiefs as he introduced a number of reforms to the police at a time of the formidable challenge of fighting terrorism.
He joined the force as an ASP in 1982 and retired as an IGP in Grade-22.
He died on Monday after suffering from Covid-19. His death caused immense grief because he was considered a legend in uniform.
There are thousands of posts on social media paying great tribute to Nasir Khan Durrani following his death.
“The policing era ended with the death of Nasir Khan Durrani,” said Mohammad Saeed Wazir, inspector general of police Gilgit Baltistan, who worked with him for many years as his deputy in KP.
One social media post said Durrani’s life and final years of service were an example for all civil servants who want to earn respect, prayers and love from society.
“Nasir Durrani’s sad death ended a long era of professionalism and humanitarian policing. He is a great friend and a great human being. He will be well remembered. May Allah bless his soul, ”said Shahzad Arbab, former KP secretary and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Nasir Durrani, who served as IGP KP in September 2013 and remains in office until March 16, 2017, introduced a number of reforms in the KP Police for the welfare of the general public as well as the police.
She founded six specialized schools to improve police training, launched model police stations and reporting rooms, women’s desks and introduced a Dispute Resolution Board that has resolved thousands of issues between two or more parties.
“He is always ready to launch new projects for the benefit of the public or power. It was an honor to serve with him as a member of his team when he took over as IG KP, ”said SSP Mohammad Sohaib Ashraf, who had been his PSO for a long time before serving as DPO Kohat.
Durrani introduced police assistance lines and police access services to facilitate the general public. He also introduced a number of reforms in Islamabad and the Punjab Police.
“I read and forward messages from the public on my cell phone number for an hour and a half every day before going to bed,” said Durrani about why police services have improved.
To fight terrorism, he appointed a Special Combat Unit and increased the Elite Force and CTD. Durrani is the one who directed the police not to write Ilaqa Ghair (tribal territory) for Fata in any form of correspondence, saying they would do more for the country when they would be owned and given more rights and respect.
As IGP KP, Nasir Durrani ensured internal and external accountability of the apparatus and dismissed a large number of officials due to abuse of power, corruption and other complaints. On the other hand, he got a lot of incentives and resources for his troops to improve the work and lifestyle of the police and junior officers.
Durrani, 64, served as inspector general of police (IGP) soon after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) formed its government in the province after winning the 2013 general election.He was granted freedom by the KP government, especially by PTI leader Imran Khan, which resulted in overall improvement in the affairs of the KP Police including maximum service in the placement and transfer and lowest level political interference.
On several occasions, Imran Khan and PTI presented Durrani as a hero on social media and many other forums and praised the KP Police under him as the best force in the country.
“It is sad to know the death of former Police IG, Nasir Durrani. My condolences and prayers for his family. He was instrumental in reforming KP police when he became IG. Pakistan has lost an extraordinary police officer, “Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Monday. Many opposition leaders also praised Durrani for introducing reforms in the police force, ensuring achievements and pursuing corrupt practices.
Praise throughout his career as IG made Durrani jealous among the police and even officers from other cadres. But he never cared about it and focused on his job and retired as one of the most beloved police chiefs.
“I left this province with lots of prayers and love from the people. I had bypass (heart) surgery a few years ago but recently the doctor told me that my health is much better than in the past. It was only because of the love and prayers I got from the people of KP, ”said Nasir Durrani on the sidelines of an event held to honor him when he retired from service in March 2017.
It was a grand farewell attended by a large number of politicians, both from the treasury and from the opposition.
Durrani would like to thank everyone, including his family, KP government, former bosses, media and especially the force for their support in completing an excellent career as a police officer. He advised his successors to work with honesty and commitment to the power and people of the province to achieve success.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak at a farewell dinner for outgoing provincial police officers announced an increase in the base salary scale of policemen, police chiefs and assistant sub-inspectors.
“Even when leaving the province, Nasir Khan Durrani demanded the welfare of his troops. I announce an increase in the base salary scale of the lower rank cops, “
Pervez Khattak recounted a meeting of about 200 officials from across the province.
Durrani has asked the government to increase the base salary scale from BPS-5 to BPS-7, the police chief from BPS-7 to BPS-9 and ASI from BPS-9 to BPS-11 like Punjab and Islamabad. Police. He also asked that the “Syuhada Package” of the martyrs at the KP Police be aligned with other provinces because it had created a sense of deprivation among the police.
“When the Tehreek-e-Insaf government of Pakistan took over, there were countless complaints against the police. Today, because of the reforms introduced by the government and the efforts of Nasir Khan Durrani, KP Police is way ahead of other provinces, ”Khattak said at a farewell ceremony.
“The reforms introduced by the outgoing IGP have made the KP Police the best in the country. Apart from Nasir Durrani’s efforts, awards were also given to top minister Pervez Khattak and his government, ”Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra told the meeting to honor Nasir Durrani in his retirement.
Nasir Durrani was offered to lead Commission KP Ehtisab after retiring from the police but politely declined the offer. “My mother is waiting for me. I want to go back to serving him, ”Durrani told this clerk when asked why he had turned down the offer. He refused to become interim chair of KP and Punjab before the 2018 general elections.
Nasir Durrani was appointed chairman of the Punjab Police Reform Commission to increase strength in the province. However, he quit his job as soon as he realized that the government was not as serious about reforms as in KP. He lived a simple life as a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission when he tested positive for Covid-19 in Lahore. He stayed in the hospital for several days before he died on Monday, leaving many of his fans mourning.