SIALKOT: With reference to Ali Syed’s article ‘The poor police’ (April 22, Speaker’s Corner), the police are corrupt and inefficient but the point is that what else should we do? Should we disband the police? And if we do that, then what? Clearly, the only logical and practical solution is to improve the police and see to it that its performance improves.
This can be done by a variety of measures such as increasing salaries, checking internal corruption and using merit as the sole criterion for transfer or promotion. That is also why in effect the police need to be supported by citizens because after all in the war on terror they are our first line of defence.
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