SPECIAL SECURITY UNIT (SSU) IN 2021
In 2021, the Special Security Unit under Security and Emergency Services Division of Sindh Police, attained multiple milestones. The Deupty Inspector General of Police for Security & Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed and his team of officers and staff left no stone unturned to enforce the law & order and serve the public.
SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS CONDUCTED BY SSU
Commandos of Special Security Unit (SSU) along with the other law enforcement agencies took active part in operations against the hardened criminals and terrorists throughout the year. In total, 65 raids were conducted in the collaboration with law enforcement agencies which resulted in the arrest of 71 accused. 86 mobile phones, 05 pistols, 08 magazine, 09 laptop, 10 camera devices, 02 DVR, 02 lac cash, 01 land cruiser, 01 tablet, 02 computers, 02 chemical CF bottles, 10 rounds, 01 wallet and important documents were recovered from their possession.
FOOL-PROOF & EFFECTIVE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS DURING CRICKET MATCHES
Special Security Unit (SSU) under the umbrella of Security and Emergency Services Division provided and ensured fool-proof security arrangements during tour of cricket teams of South Africa and West Indies to Pakistan.
In addition, security arrangements were also placed during the PSL-6 matched played at National Stadium, Karachi.
24-HOURS & DOOR-STEP COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR POLICE PERSONNEL
Under the supervision of DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed, Special Security Unit (SSU) and Security and Emergency Services Division had initiated 24-hours COVID-19 vaccination for police officers and personnel at Expo Centre, Karachi.
Later, a door step facility for police officers and their families was initiated to administer COVID-19 vaccines at their homes. The decision was made for the convenience of the families of the police officers and personnel so that the families of the police personnel can be vaccinated and be saved from the contagious coronavirus.
MERIT-BASED RECRUITMENT PROCESS
The recruitment process for the posts of constable, lady constable and driver constable in the Special Security Unit (SSU), Sindh Police was initiated in January, 2021. Applications were invited from eligible candidates of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur region. Around 125,000 candidates had applied against the 2000 advertised posts.
CONSTITUTION OF SPECIAL FORCES
Additional IG Karachi Imran Yaqoob Minhas during his visit at Special Security Unit headquarters inaugurated the ‘Urban Flooding Rescue Unit’ and ‘Anti-Riot Force’ comprising SSU Commandos and personnel of Security Division. The forces were constituted under the direction of DIG Security & Emergency Services Divison Maqsood Ahmed.
A large number of SSU Commandos performed security duties on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashoor, Chehlum Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and martyrs of Karbala and Eid Milad-Un-Nabi.
INAUGURATION OF SWAT TRAINING CENTRE
In a graceful ceremony held at Special Security Unit Headquarters Chowkandi, DIG Security & Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed inaugurated “SSU SWAT Training Centre”. The centre provides advance trainings of special operation, security of vital installations and VVIP Security to the personnel as per modern need by the professional instructors.
A WEBINAR FOR NATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING
On the directions of IPO President Pakistan DIG Security Maqsood Ahmed, the IPO members of Pakistan attended a webinar at SSU Conference Hall pertaining to National Security Training which was hosted by IPO African Command President, Mr. Shoaib Adam and IPO trainer Delano Kiilu, a Counter-terrorism expert, security leader and head of IPO African Command News desk.
VISIT OF DELEGATIONS AT SSU HEADQUARTERS
DG Rangers Sindh Syed Omar Ahmed Bukhari, Additional IG Karachi Imran Yaqoob Minhas, under training ASsP of 48th Specialized Training Program (26th ICC), the stars of iconic Turkish series Ertugrul, Mr. Cengiz Coskun a.k.a Turgut Alp and Nurettin Sonmez a.k.a Bamsi Bey, a 03-member delegation of Australian Cricket Board comprising Mr. Bengamin Carl Oliver, Mr. Grendan Gerard Drew and Mr. Stuart Andrew Bailey, Consul General of Italy Mr. Danilo Giurdanella, and Police Attaché of Italy Luigino Amorosa, Consul General of Japan Mr. Toshikazu Isumora, and various dignitaries visited Special Security Unit Headquarters and appreciated the professionalism and vital role played by SSU in maintaining law and order.
PAKISTAN DAY PARADE
A special contingent of lady commandos of the Special Security Unit (SSU) representing Sindh Police participated for the very first time in 81st Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad held on 23rd March 2021. The contingents of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Airport Security Force and other paramilitary forces also participated in the parade to exhibit their professional drill skills.
Shooting team of Special Security Unit (SSU) showcased remarkable skills in world extreme shooting competition 2021 held in Wiechlice, Poland from 16th to 22nd August. More than 500 shooters from 39 countries participated in the event.
On the occasion of 75th Independence Day a shooting competition at Special Security Unit (SSU) headquarters wherein Commando Arsalan Anwar and Abdul Shakoor of Special Security Unit secured 1st and 2nd position and in female category, Sidra Hassan and Urooba of SSU secured 1st and 2nd position. Diplomatic corps, LEAs and SSU Commandos including lady commando participated in the competition and exhibited their professional skills in the categories of Sharp Shooting (Time Bound) and Rapid Shooting (Male/Female).
A Lady Police Commandos shooting competition held on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Special Security Unit (SSU) headquarters wherein Lady Police Commando Arooba secured 1st position in the event, Lady Police Commando Tayyaba got 2nd and Lady Police Commando Aiman got 3rd position.
SELF DEFENSE & FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE
A Self Defense and Firearms Safety Course was introduced by SSU on the directives of DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed which was attended by the students of various varsities and officials and officers of different departments. The purpose of the course was to make trainess aware of various precautions in case of any emergency or terrorist attack. During the training, they were briefed about martial arts, firing and the use of different types of weapons.
TRAININGS ACQUIRED BY SSU COMMANDOS
81 commandos of Special Security Unit (SSU) acquired 08-weeks Counter Terrorism Course from Special Services Group (Navy) at Naval Special Operations Training Centre (NSOTC), Karachi. Training modules included unarmed combat for self defense, close quarter combat, repelling, basic explosive and use of modern small weapons.
More than 60 personnel of Security and Emergency Services including Commandos of Special Security Unit (SSU) and personnel of Madadgar-15 acquired ‘Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness Training’ from the officials of City District Government Karachi’s Fire Department.
GUARD OF HONOR
A guard of honor ceremony was held at SSU headquarters on the occasion of Youm-e-Shuhda Police. Senior officers and police personnel of Security & Emergency Services Division participated to pay tribute to the martyrs of police.
SSU Commandos along-with the personnel of Security and Emergency Services Division conducted flag march in different areas of Karachi on the occasion of Independence Day.
Commandos of Special Security Unit (SSU) took active participation in various sports activities and bagged prominent positions. They took part in sports events of Kick Boxing, Martial Arts, Skating and Marathon.
FREE MEDICAL CAMP
On the directions of DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed for the welfare and well-being of personnel and their families, a free medical camp was set up at SSU Headquarters. Widely acclaimed consultants held a free of cost medical check-up for the police officers and personnel of Karachi Police at the medical camp.
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