‘Helpless’ police

25 Oct 2020

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THIS refers to police helplessness and highhandedness of the members of the public. People are often seen manhandling and physically overpowering the traffic police and even beating them in their own police stations.

Recently, a politician and his sons were taken to a police station to settle a road dispute in Karachi. During the process, a scuffle broke out and the police personnel were badly beaten up. It was clear that neither the police personnel matched their opponents in physical built-up nor were they trained to overpower the culprits. It was a reflection of inadequate recruitment process and an even more inadequate training of the police force.

S.M. Junaid
Islamabad

Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2020