PESHAWAR: A police officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been honoured with the ‘Best Police Officer of Asia’ award by the United Nations (UN) for his contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sajjad Khan was recognised for his services as Legal Liaison Officer in Kosovo for conducting investigations in various cases of prosecution against Muslims and other criminal cases in the International Court of Justice, media outlets reported.
The police official had represented Pakistan in the UN Peacekeeping Mission from 2009 to 2012, and he was deployed as the team leader in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. He also served in the mission from 2007 to 2008 as the Interpol Investigation Officer while for the third time, he was assigned additional responsibilities as Interpol Legal Liaison Officer and Admin and Logistic Officer.
According to SP Sajjad Khan by performing duties for the first time as a police official in 2003 onwards was challenging. Police department in Kosovo was headed towards modern policing and they have developed separate units for every police department.
Giving advice to those joining police forces around the world, according to Sajjad Khan that it was mandatory to learn and understand the indigenous culture of the countries they are deployed in. Getting selected for the UN Peacekeeping Mission was an honour.