|Common name||Balochistan Police|
|Annual budget||Rs. 22 Billion|
|General nature||• Local civilian agency|
|Parent agency||Police Service of Pakistan|
Balochistan Police (Baloch, Urdu: بلوچستان پولیس) is responsible for policing urban Balochistan, Pakistan. Its strength is 38,000 as of 2018. The current Inspector General of Police, Balochistan is Moazzam Jah Ansari.
Law enforcement in Balochistan
|Service colour||Dark blue and red
|Uniform colour||Black, Khaki
Balochistan Police is responsible for the law and order situation in mostly urban areas only, which are called A areas. This division has been in place, in various forms, since the time of the British Raj. Balochistan's rural areas, called B areas, are policed by the Balochistan Levies. The Frontier Corps operates in both areas. This division is seen as a severe handicap by the police as criminals based outside their limited area of jurisdiction can easily plan attacks and run away.
The distinction was eliminated by Musharraf, however, it was brought back by the PPP government of 2008 under CM Balochistan Aslam Raisani. The frequent swings in policy obviously do not allow institution-building and hurt the agencies' abilities to deal with crime.
Since Pakistan's post 9/11 involvement in the Global War on Terror targeted killings, kidnappings, and terrorist attacks have risen substantially. In 2013 there were several bombings targeting the Hazara community in Quett. and attacks on police including senior officials.
2008 - 2013 PPP Rule
PPP formed a government in Balochistan and ruled in a coalition with Nawab Aslam Raisani as Chief Minister. Aslam Raisana chose Humayan Joegazai as CCPO Quetta, who was known to have close links with lashkar-e-Jhangvi. During the start of his career, he ordered policemen to fire live rounds at Hazara protesters. 25 innocent civilians were killed. He was brought back to Quetta by Raisani and during his tenure, things once again took a turn for the worse, particularly for the Hazara community.
Improvement in 2014
The number of terrorist attacks dropped from 205 in 2013 to 154 in 2014 (a 25 percent decline) and the number of people killed in terrorist attacks fell from around 350 in 2013 to 48 in 2014 (an 86 percent decline).
Current IGP Balochistan
[better source needed] Moazzam Jah Ansari is a BPS-21 Police Service of Pakistan officer. He holds a masters degree in International Relations. He is the recipient of Quaid e Azam Police Medal (QPM), the highest Police gallantry award of the country. He has also been awarded UN police medal. He is a graduate of National Defence University Islamabad. He has served as the Joint Director General IB Balochistan, DIG Gwadar and Director FIA in Sindh, apart from various command positions as Senior Superintendent of Police in Punjab, KPK and Sindh.
IGPs of Balochistan Police
|31||Mr. Moazzam Jah Ansari||18-10-2017||To-Date|
|30||Mr. Ahsan Mehboob||02-11-2015||30-09-2017|
|29||Mr. Muhammad Amlish||17-06-2014||02-09-2015|
|28||Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera||25-02-2013||16-06-2014|
|27||Mr. Tarik Umar Khitab||15-06-2012||23-02-2013|
|26||Mr. Hussain Karrar Khawaja (As Acting IGP Bln)||11-05-2012||15-06-2012|
|25||Rao Amin Hashim||18-05-2011||10-05-2012|
|24||Mr. Ghalib Ali Bandesha (As Acting IGP Bln)||08-04-2011||16-05-2011|
|23||Mr. Malik Muhammad Iqbal||13-07-2010||06-04-2011|
|22||Syed Jawed Ali Shah Bukhari||06-08-2009||13-07-2010|
|21||Mr. Fakhuruddin (As Acting IGP Bln)||02-07-2009||05-08-2009|
|20||Mr. Asif Nawaz||09-08-2008||02-07-2009|
|19||Mr. Saud Gohar||04-11-2007||09-08-2008|
|18||Mr. Tariq Mehmood Khosa||18-01-2007||03-11-2007|
|17||Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob||30-05-2004||31-12-2006|
|16||Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle||19-09-2001||30-05-2004|
|15||Syed Kamal Shah||24-07-2000||16-09-2001|
|14||Mr. Abdul Qadir Hayee||28-11-1999||24-07-2000|
|13||Mr. Muhammad Habib Khan||30-11-1998||27-11-1999|
|12||Mr. Asif Ali Shah||29-04-1997||30-11-1998|
|11||Mr. Javaid Qayum Khan||31-10-1995||29-04-1997|
|10||Mr. Faqir Zia Masoom||25-07-1993||31-10-1995|
|9||Mr. Gohar Zaman||06-08-1992||25-07-1993|
|8||Mr. Muhammad Aziz Khan||13-02-1991||05-08-1992|
|7||Mr. Kamar Alam||30-09-1984||03-02-1991|
|6||Syed Saadat Ali Shah||04-09-1982||11-08-1984|
|5||Mr. Dilshad Naj-Ud-din||05-07-1977||28-08-1982|
|4||Comdr. M.A.R. Arif||26-09-1974||04-07-1977|
|3||Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Khan||13-03-1973||12-04-1974|
|2||Mr. Masroor Hassan||07-02-1972||25-05-1972|
- Frontier Corps the paramilitary law enforcement wing in Balochistan
- Balochistan Police
- Staff Correspondent (20 October 2017). "Ansari new Balochistan IG". Dawn. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- "New look: Police mulling over proposal to change uniform colour". The Times of India. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- Balochistan Police Twitter SATP
- "Moazzam Jah Ansari".