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CJP orders to prepare, implement police reforms on priority basis

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Monday ordered to prepare and implement police reforms on priority basis.

Presiding over the Police Reforms Committee (PRC) meeting, CJP Asif Saeed Khan Khosa underscored the need for immediate reforms in the police force to improve its performance.

Different proposals in connection with police reforms forwarded by the Law and Justice commission, public complaints against police and their solutions were discussed in the meeting.

Apex court judges, police officers from all four provinces and law officials attended the meeting.

Earlier this year, on Jan 14, the former CJP Mian Saqib Nisar had launched the Police Reforms Committee Report titled ‘Police Reforms: A Way Forward’ at a special SC ceremony.

The report provided some major recommendations to overhaul the policing system.

The recommendations had included redressal of public grievances by establishing complaint redress mechanisms at Central Police Office level, regional levels across all provinces, Islamabad Capital Territory and in other districts.

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Similarly, it had been decided to make Provincial Justice Committees operational. The report had also recommended improving the quality of investigation by establishment of state of the art training institutes and better forensic support.

It included revamping the urban policing by organising the police command in urban districts into eight wings including administration, traffic, operations, law and order, investigations, security, community relations and communications and technology.

The report had also suggested an efficient ‘Alternate Dispute Resolution’ mechanism to reduce the burden on courts.

 

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