Several weaknesses have been exposed.
Mohammad Ali Babakhel
The police are in a better position to act as first responders.
How will the logical end be achieved without restructuring the police?
States can restrict the movement of foreign terrorist fighters.
Nigeria is ranked as the third most terrorism-affected country.
Internal security cannot be tackled in isolation.
Police stations function along outdated lines.
Every delay benefits perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
Police reforms are piecemeal and inconsistent.
The 1861 police law is averse to democratic values.
Administrative readjustments have lacked a holistic approach.
Kinetic options may quell terrorism but a diagnostic approach can kill the virus of violent extremism.
The creation of districts must be protected.
Noor Wali is attempting to bring together the disparate groups.
Change in Fata’s status alone may not pay dividends.
Investigation units in particular are in dire need of an overhaul.
The police should exist to ensure collective, not personal, security.
North-west Pakistan has seen many administrative changes.
Tribal forces are loyal to tribal values.
Merely increasing manpower won’t improve standards.