Multan is one of the big city in the Province, Punjab with an estimated population of 5 million. Police in Pakistan are a Provincial episode. Like other 35 Districts in the Punjab Province, the District Police Multan is a vital unit of Punjab Police, the latter being headed by an Inspector General of Police. Multan Police is divided into 04 Divisions headed by Superintendents of Police and subdivided into 31 Police Stations. A Police Station is the smallest Unit, although some large Police Stations may have one or two satellite Police Posts. The head of each Police Station is an Officer of the rank of Inspector, called Station House Officer (SHO). A group of Police Stations constitute a Police Sub-division which is supervised by an officer of the rank of Asstt/ Deputy Superintendent of Police (ASP/DSP). The present strength of the District Police is 3985 Constables, 499 Head Constables, 326 Investigators (Sub-Inspector & Asstt Sub-Inspector Rank), 67 Inspectors, 18 DSPs, 10 Superintendents of Police (SP), 02 Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP).
The Police is headed by a City Police Officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police / Senior Superintendent of Police. Since its inception, 97 officers have commanded the District Police. Presently Captain (R) Muhammad Shoaib CPO Multan is the head of the District Police. The District Police is operationally augmented by district detachments of other Wings of the Provincial Police, like Elite (Commando Units), Counter-terrorism Department (CTD), Special Branch (The Intelligence Wing), Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) and Traffic Police. These district detachments of these specialised Wings of the Police are headed by an officer of the rank of SP, who report to the Provincial Police Headquarter (PHQ), but also are responsible to the District Head in all local/ operational matters.
By: Captain (R) Muhammad Shoaib, CPO Multan