Police officials has threatened to resign over the newly proposed Police reforms.
The police department has shown serious concerns and reservations over the government’s decision of police reforms.
In a meeting at the Central Police Office, Senior officials of Police considered the reforms and decided to convey their concerns to the higher government authorities.
The police officers stated categorically that they would prefer to leave their services rather than allowing the bureaucracy to take over the police department. They collectively rejected the police reforms which, they said, was an attempt of the Pakistan Administrative Services to bring police under its control.
Police reforms were proposed in order to organize Police in new manner and to make them accountable.The video link conference was called by IGP retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan after he feared “revolt” in the department. Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a go-ahead to the home departments to ‘take over control of the police’ in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Under the new Police reforms, the major roles of the police would be performed by the deputy commissioners (DCs) who have been given legal powers of 22A and 22B besides authority of inspections of police stations that earlier were sole preference of the Police.