Independence of the Police Force

What’s at Stake

In order to function efficiently, there must be autonomy of command and independence of operations within the police force. It must be able to have control over its affairs especially insofar as postings and transfers are concerned (but certainly not limited to that) and outside interference must be discouraged. The Sindh police force has long been a victim of politicization, due in part to the lack of implementation and repeal of the Police Order, 2002. Postings and transfers are routinely interfered with by the Provincial Government thereby compromising the effective functioning of the police force.

Current Status

PILAP has filed a Writ Petition before the Sindh High Court against the Federal Government through the Cabinet Division and the Ministries of Law and Interior as well as the Sindh Government through the Chief Secretary; the Department of Services, General, Administration and Coordination and the Sindh Home Department asking for the repeal of the Police Order, 2002.

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