Mystery shrouds US security guards' training at Rawalpindi police college

     Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has revealed that the guards of Inter-Risk security agency, the Pakistani outlet of a private US security firm, were being trained at the premises of the police training college in Rawalpindi. "The investigators have informed me that the Inter-Risk security guards were being trained at Sihala police college in Rawalpindi," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying. Rehman said he has asked the Punjab Government to enquire about the issue and explain its position. It may be noted that Islamabad Police had recently raided Inter Risk's an office recovered 61 illegal firearms. The police detained two persons from the office premises of the company and also registered a case of fraud against the company. The owner of the company Captain Jaffer Ali Zaidi, a former Pakistan Army official, was also arrested later. The raid came after reports surfaced that Pakistani authorities have issued 86 licenses for prohibited weapons to a security company that has been hired by the US embassy in Islamabad. Sources said the highly sophisticated weapons were imported from the US and each of them cost about 800,000 rupees.

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