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  • UN rules for treatment of prisoners renamed as ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has amended and renamed its Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners — the Nelson Mandela Rules, a UN press statement said on Wednesday...

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of NM rules as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas that could be strengthened from a human rights perspective...

  • A.D. Khowaja to continue serving as Sindh police chief, rules SHC

    Khowaja will continue functioning as the provincial police chief, bringing to an end the legal wrangling between civil rights campaigners and the Sindh government over the IGP's posting...

    The court in its judgement restored Inspector General Police (IGP) Khowaja's powers of transfers and postings within the police department...

  • Committee set up on SHC order frames police transfer, posting rules

    KARACHI: A committee constituted by Inspector General of Sindh Police A...

    Khowaja last month in compliance with an order of the Sindh High Court has prepared rules for posting of police officers from station house officer to additional inspector general /deputy inspector general of police for a fixed tenure and under the said rules it has also been recommended that a board is constituted at zone/range level to evaluate performance...

  • SHC seeks reply on contempt plea against CM in police transfer rules case

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday directed the chief secretary to submit a comprehensive reply on a contempt of court application against Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for not convening a meeting of the provincial cabinet to consider the inspector general of police’s submitted draft of new rules for transfers, postings in the police department as per law...

    Khowaja removal case, had directed the police chief to draft new...

  • Punjab withdraws police postings made ‘in violation of rules’

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday withdrew the posting orders of some senior police officers two days after their appointments against key slots across the province after realising these were made in violation of rules...

    Those whose postings were withdrawn included BS-20 police officer Zulfiqar Hameed who had been appointed Lahore capital city police officer (CCPO) vice BS-21 officer B A Nasir and BS-20 officer Sohail Habib...

  • Traffic police launch drive to make schoolkids aware of road safety rules

    KARACHI: With a total of 464 people losing their lives in road traffic accidents across the metropolis in the last two years, traffic authorities have launched a programme for children studying in hundreds of private and government schools in order to train them about rules and regulations of safe travelling and use of roads, it emerged on Monday...

    In most cases, traffic rules’ violations and rash driving were found as the key...

  • First robotic cop joins Dubai police to fight real life crime

    A ROBOTIC policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines...

    If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the unarmed robots to make up 25 per cent of its patrolling force by 2030...

  • Robocop joins Dubai police to fight real life crime

    A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai's police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines...

    If the "Robocop" experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the unarmed robots to make up 25 percent of its patrolling force by 2030...

  • Two MQM men jailed for life in police officers’ killing case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Wednesday sentenced two Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists to life imprisonment after they were found guilty of killing two police officers...

    The prosecution said that the complainant, a brother of one of the slain police officers, had named the two accused along with their absconding associates, Asif Danan, Javed Shah Puri, Abid, Shahid and Javed Akhtar Siddiqui, in the FIR...

  • Family pressure to pursue medical studies took LUMHS student’s life, say police

    HYDERABAD: The student of third year at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) who was found dead in his hostel room four days ago committed suicide with his father’s licensed pistol reportedly because he was under constant pressure to continue pursuing medical studies in which he had no interest, said police on Monday...

    Abdul Salam Arain, a family member of the victim, who met Jamshoro police along with other...

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