A police officer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been awarded the ‘Best Police Officer of Asia’ by the United Nations (UN) for his input 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 into several cases of prosecution against Muslims and other criminal cases in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The police officer had represented Pakistan in the UN Peacekeeping Mission from 2009 to 2012 and was positioned as the Team Leader in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina.
Khan has also served in the mission from 2007 to 2008 as the Interpol Investigation Officer while for the third time, he was given the additional responsibilities as Interpol Legal Liaison Officer and Admin and Logistic Officer.
Speaking to a media outlet, SP Khan said that performing duties for the first time as a police official in 2003 onward was challenging.
He added that the police department in Kosovo was headed towards modern policing and that they have developed separate units for every police department.
Giving advice to those joining police forces around the world, Khan said that it was important to learn and understand the indigenous culture of the countries they are employed. He added that getting selected for the UN Peacekeeping Mission was an honour.