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    History Of Police Reforms In Pakistan

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Ethnic disturbances in Sindh first began in 1952 when, during an Ashura procession, some rumours created tensions between Sindhi and Urdu speaking residents and an infuriated crowd burnt down a police station...

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

  • Dubai police to collaborate with PITB on technology-based police reforms

    Dubai Metropolitan Police has expressed interest in Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) crime mapping and integrated criminal records office systems, which have modus operandi-based search capabilities and an automated human resource management system that offers complete electronic records of profiles and posting histories of individual officers...

    Representatives of the Dubai police showed interest in such technology-based...

  • Footprints: Police lines: crossing into history

    KARACHI: An Enfield rifle from the mid-19th century — its cartridge is said to have started the Indian War of Independence in 1857 — now rests in the office of the man trying to set up Sindh’s first Police Museum...

    Photographs of Pope Paul II’s visit to Karachi, and of officers graduating from the police academy in Nasik in the 1930s, as well as sketches of the evolution of police uniforms and many other images from private...

  • Do Darya shooting: Police suspect prime accused has history of violent behaviour

    The prime suspect of a fatal gun attack on two students near Karachi's Do Darya area on Sunday reportedly has a "history of violence”, an "unusual interest in firearms" and police have a “strong suspicion” that he was involved in a similar incident in the past, a police official told Dawn on Monday...

    Dr Raheem has been identified by police as a colleague of the prime accused, Khawar Husain Burney, even though he himself denies the...

  • Protesters in US demand police reforms

    NEW YORK: Thousands of people marched on the streets from Baltimore, Boston, New York to Indianapolis and Washington DC on Wednesday to protest against the death of Freddie Gray and to demand reforms to police procedures...

    But while another night under curfew passed with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers...

  • Govt to give legal cover to police reforms: CM

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said here on Monday that government would provide legal cover to the reforms, initiated in police department...

    Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Police School of Information Technology at Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines, he said that government would enact necessary legislation to institutionalise police reforms...

  • Police reforms agenda

    THE police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law...

    This was the key principle established by Sir Robert Peel in 1829 when he created the London Metropolitan Police...

  • KP govt asked to focus on police reforms

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a ceremony here on Tuesday urged the government to focus on reforms in police to make the force more people-friendly and remove the trust deficit between people and law enforcers in the province...

    They were addressing the opening ceremony of ‘Ulasi’ police project, an awareness and advocacy campaign undertaken by Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS)...

  • Reforms call for amendment to CrPC, increased police funding

    ISLAMABAD: A set of reforms has proposed that an FIR should not form the basis of an immediate arrest of those named in it in the absence of sufficient evidence to proceed against the suspect...

    The reforms were proposed to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice, and were shared with members of parliament and the media at a briefing session organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency...

  • 11 Fixit, PTI supporters agitating for ‘police reforms’ detained briefly

    KARACHI: Police on Sunday resorted to tear gas shelling, aerial firing, baton charge and use of a water cannon to disperse members of the ‘social movement’ popularly known as Fixit and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i- Insaf, who had gathered outside the Karachi Press Club to demand what they called police reforms...

    Wearing T-shirt inscribed with ‘Fixit’, they chanted slogans against ‘Policegardi’ (police injustices) and demanded an...

  • Police reforms may top PTI election campaign agenda

    ISLAMABAD: Critic­ising the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for police performance in Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has insisted that the provinces should reform their policing system following Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s example...

    The police reforms introduced in KP have been the focus of Mr Khan’s speeches and conversations at all recent public meetings and press...

  • IG Imam orders preparation of draft for Sindh Police reforms

    Inspector General of Police Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Thursday established a committee to prepare a draft of the Sindh police system on the pattern of Police Act-2002...

    This decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by the provincial police chief at Central Police Office, which was attended by senior officials...

  • Steps to implement police reforms in Sindh ordered

    KARACHI: Inspector Gen­eral of Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Monday called for taking immediate and concrete steps for imple­mentation of proposed police reforms, including devising a mechanism for redressing grievances of the people...

    The proposed reforms also include bringing an improve­ment in investigation of cas­es by enhancing capacity of investigating officers (IOs)...

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