Islamabad : A draft position paper on ‘Police Reforms’ suggests urgent ‘strategic initiatives’ to further improve law and order besides prevention of incidents of violence at different levels.
The draft position paper has been prepared under a pilot project of ‘Police Awam Saath Saath (PASS),’ which would be presented to Senators, MNAs and MPAs for more effective legislation and capacity building of the law enforcement department. The paper contains recommendations of parliamentary groups, formed by the Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) in collaboration with the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), and police officers after a series of consultative meetings, according to a news release issued here on Sunday.
Four parliamentary groups, consisting of members from National Assembly and Senate, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, were formed to bring reforms in the police department by introducing modern research mechanisms and making necessary legislation. It says that mobilizing lawmakers for the institutional reforms were vital for a more vibrant judicial system, which had a key role in ensuring rule of law in the country. The paper suggested urgent ‘strategic initiatives’ to further improve law and order besides prevention of incidents of violence at different levels.