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Capital Police came into existence W.E.F 1st Jan 1981 by virtue of presidential order no. 17 & 18 of 1980 to fulfill the need for separate Police organization for the federal capital, Islamabad.


To uphold the rule of law with due regard to human rights and human dignity; to serve the people with honesty and efficiency, with courtesy and respect, with commitment and dedication, in striving to achieve the highest professional standards.


  • Provide safe, secure and public friendly ecology to the citizens of Islamabad.
  • Effective maintenance of law and order.
  • Prevention and detection of crime.
  • Efficient and smooth flow of traffic on the pattern of advanced traffic systems of the world.
  • Protection of VIPs and dignitaries visiting the federal capital, foreign diplomats residing in islamabad and vital installations.
  • Intelligence gathering to fulfill the objectives of police, traffic and security.
  • Encourage public participation in the fight against crime – CPLC, public conciliatory committees, human rights watch group.
  • Help the citizens in times of distress – rescue-15.


  • e-Enablement of Islamabad Police
    • Computerization of record and office procedures
  • Control of torture and abuse of human rights in police station by appointing human rights officer.
    • Case of human rights abuse reported this year
    • No habeas corpus petition filed in any court
  • Proactive policing based on analysis of current crime trends.
  • Crime prevention involving local community.
  • Alternate dispute resolution – concept already in vogue in Islamabad – public conciliatory committees (pccs)
  • Capacity building of police investigators.
  • Revamping of anti car lifting cell.
  • Public awareness on safe home scheme and car safety plan
  • Installation of security gadgets and electronic vigilance cameras through cda and community participation
  • Recommendation to regulate businesses like renting property and vehicles