Police law draft be briefed to MPs: IGP

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—The IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani has directed the RPOs of all Regions in province to apprise members of Provincial Assembly about salient features of the proposed police law. These directives were given to them in a circular issued from CPO, Peshawar. In circular it has been stated that previously Police has been used as coercive arm of government to brow beat opponents and gain political mileage. Consequently law and order situation deteriorated and the criminals made lives of common citizen miserable. In this backdrop police lost its credibility as it was marred by widespread allegations of corruption and torture and the people started considering it as an armed group of the sitting government. The circular further stated that in this perspective the KP government after long deliberations proposed a new police law to ensure the operational independence of police in tandem with accountability. A new Police Ordinance encompassing these basic features was promulgated by the government in the month of August, 2016 to ensure that police become operationally independent, politically neutral and accountable to the public.

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