Police violence, hot-headedness linked to black uniform?

Published: April 29, 2012

In a statement issued by IG Punjab Police, Haji Habeerur rehman, the colour of police uniforms was cited as the reason for policemen’s “hot-headed” behaviour.

The Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Akhtar Hussain Gorchani agreed with this statement and so did some policemen, but among them were those who begged to differ, saying there was a need for change in the way policemen think rather than dress.

IG Punjab on April 4, had directed senior police officers to send their recommendation regarding the proposed change in police uniform by the next regional police officers conference.

The IG directed all RPOs, deputy police officers and sectional heads to furnish their recommendations on the implementation of the decision.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly mentioned Akhtar Hussain Gorchani as IG Sindh. The error has been rectified. 

Reader Comments (5)

  • Apr 29, 2012 - 6:16PM

    This uniform has become a symbol of hate and fear

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  • saladin
    Apr 29, 2012 - 7:39PM

    This is unfortunate in this country that the law and those who enforce it, both are so hard at common man and don’t say anything to those who are in power. Now every body thinks that law is only for poor and for those who don’t have any references and personal relations in police. Only changing the uniform doesn’t change the mindset.

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  • Syed Hussein El-Edroos
    Apr 29, 2012 - 7:54PM

    If anyone has had any dealing with the Motorway Police, one will notice a marked difference between them and the normal Police. The Motorway Police are better trained, better paid and are held accountable. This is not the case with the normal Police. But I would not blame the politicians who use the Police for doing their bidding, legal or illegal.

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  • Faisal Taki
    Apr 29, 2012 - 9:23PM

    The IG Sindh is Mushtaq Shah, not the guy shown. He’s the Additional IG Karachi Gorchani who ‘s jurisdiction is only limited to Karachi. Express Tribune get your story straight.

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  • Sky
    Apr 29, 2012 - 11:55PM

    Salman khan of dabang. Thumbs up if you see and agree

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