Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish 34 additional units of the Rapid Response Force (RRF) – a news source reported. The need to raise new units was realised following the departure of the security forces previously deployed in various parts of the province.
The new units are expected to be set up at a cost PKR 505 million. RRF is a standby force of highly trained police personnel ready to react and respond in events of organised terrorist attacks or hostage situation.
A summary has been submitted to Chief Minister Mehmood Khan for his approval. The plan is to raise the 34 new units in addition to the existing 28 units of RRF. The force was initially formed in 2014 with 24 units, while another four were added later.
In order to raise the new units, the force would require a total of 1,462 personnel. These would include 1,088 constables, 102 head constables, 68 assistant sub-inspectors, 31 sub-inspectors and 170 drivers.