Sindh govt to reform 156 years old police system

Sindh govt to reform 156 years old police system | pakistantribe.com

KARACHI – Sindh government is planning to introduce Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-like police reforms to change the 156 years old police system.

Reforms will change police Act 1861 as well as Police Act 2002 because both were flawed, said Sindh Law Minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar.

The proposal has been received, the minister said, and the retired police officers have been taken on board to make amendments.

The reforms will be on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance, 2016, under which the chief minister would be the head of the Sindh Police Authority, Home Minister would be his deputy, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Home Secretary and Advocate General would be the members of the authority, the minister added.

Lanjar rejected the impression that the provincial government is amending laws to remove IGP, Sindh AD Khawaja or to limit his powers. He said that the government wants to bring in large scale reforms in the department, Dawn reported.

“We want to introduce the Act to benefit masses,” he said, adding that community police system would be established on the provincial level. He said that the new Act would be empowering police stations so as to provide people with timely justice.

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