The Sindh Police Force has decided to abolish its oldest section, the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP), and combine it with the Rapid Response Force (RRF).
The Rapid Response Force (RRF) received the facilities, vehicles, and equipment belonging to the SRP unit of the Sindh police.
Before now, the Inspector General (IG) Sindh’s reserve force was known as the Rapid Response Force. The RRF’s staff was sent to various locations to complete special projects and respond to emergencies.
It was discovered that most SRP contingents were sent to different Sindh police divisions. A new unit is created by transferring the RRF’s possession of the assets of SRP.
A Crowd Management Unit will be established by the Sindh police, and its members will receive special training on handling protesters. High-ranking members of the Sindh police have stated that the RRF is being extended to include the entire province.
To provide accountability and transparency to policing in the province, the Sindh police made the decision in March 2021 to establish a new section inside the police department under the command of an Additional Inspector General (AIG) ranking official.
Farhat Junejo, a veteran officer, was chosen to lead the new Internal Accountability Unit (IAU), which took the role of an older and now disbanded AIG Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) position.
Higher-ups in the Sindh Police stated that the provincial government had approved the creation of the new post and eliminated the existing one.
To improve law and order, the Sindh government delinked the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) from the police’s Special Branch Unit in June of last year.
Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was delinked from the police’s special branch and constituted as an independent entity with the assent of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.