Punjab is the most populous province in Pakistan, home to an estimated 55% of the total population. The state is considered one of the most developed and highly advanced parts of Pakistan, with the country’s capital Islamabad being located to the north east side of the province. Lahore is considered to the capital of this state and is also the second largest city within the country. As a dominant and advanced province, the state of Punjab has a strong and large police force known as the Punjab Police.
This governmental agency is responsible for providing police services within the province of Punjab. Employing an estimated 170,000 individuals in the region, the entity is responsible for enforcing law and providing civilian police. The primary mission of the Punjab Police is to fight crime and ensure that the law is followed throughout the state, investigating crimes and providing a corruption free service to citizens and residents of Pakistan.
The recruitment procedure for the police department of Punjab is on three levels. These are outlined below:
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Individuals are recruited through the Federal Public Service Commission. This is a board that is responsible for hiring for the Occupations Groups that constitute the Central Superior Services at Federal level.
Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)
Candidates who wish to work as ASIs are recruited by the Provincial Public Service Commission.
Those who wish to work as constables of police are recruited through the Special Board that is controlled by the Deputy Inspector General of Police as Chairman. There are two Superintendents of Police that must be present during the recruitment procedure as they represent the Member and Secretary of the Board.
Successful candidates must complete the following steps in order to become constables of police:
Complete the physical fitness test
Fulfill educational criteria outlined by Punjab Police
Pass the written test in English and Urdu