Geo News has reported that the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP) has made a decision to enlist retired soldiers in various capacities within the law enforcement agency. Initially, approximately 200 military veterans will be recruited by the Islamabad police.
According to sources, the minimum educational requirement for recruitment is matriculation (10th grade), and the age limit is set at 42 years. Mandatory documents for recruitment include a character certificate, national identity card (NIC), and educational credentials.
The retired soldiers will be assigned to sensitive buildings and the red zone to enhance security measures.
In a recent development, the Islamabad administration has requested the interior ministry to recall the Pakistan Army troops deployed one month ago to address the law and order situation following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 9.
On May 10, the military was called in to Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to restore stability in the face of escalating protests nationwide.
The protests, which lasted for nearly three days, resulted in at least eight fatalities and dozens of injuries. In response, the coalition government suspended internet services and deployed army troops to maintain law and order.