Changes suggested to improve rules for powers to arrests


A meeting of the sub-committee on Police Reforms about Shaheed (martyred) Quota, chaired by Sindh Government’s Spokesperson and Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab was held in his office in Sindh Assembly on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Law Department Ali Ahmed Baloch, Special Secretary Home Department Sohail Qureshi, DIGs Pir Muhammad Shah, Zulfiqar Lark, Additional Secretary, and others.

After due deliberations, the committee prescribed the amendments in Police Roll 26 to address complaints about unnecessary arrests and public grievances.

In the meeting, amendments were made to the rules to further improve the police powers related to arrests.

Moreover, a consensus has been developed among all the concerned agencies on the concerned reforms.

After the approval of the sub-committee, the subject amendments in police rules will be approved in the Sindh Cabinet. Thereafter, it will be presented to the Sindh Assembly for final approval.

Wahab said that the Sindh Government of PPP is making police laws more effective and better so that maximum facilities are available to the people.

The powers of police arrests were reviewed in the sub-committee with the consultation of all concerned officers.  Subsequently, a consensus was reached on amendments to the subject rules.

He said that the purpose of this step was to resolve public grievances while it would also be possible to resolve public grievances regarding unnecessary arrests by the police.


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