Commission to reform police force notified

Sep 18, 2018

LAHORE: In pursuant to the prime minister’s directions, the Punjab government has constituted a high-powered committee, Commission on Police Reforms and Implementation, with the prime purpose of steering Punjab police out of political interference.

Former inspector general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, Nasir Khan Durrani, was appointed chairman of the commission, who took charge of office on Monday.

The commission was formed to rid Punjab police of political interference, grant autonomy to the Central Police Office and introduce various other reforms.

The Punjab police remained the focus of Prime Minister Imran Khan during his numerous public speeches and party meetings.

The notification of the commission reads: “In pursuant to the prime minister’s vision for police reforms, for devising and recommending ways and means to provide a police force that is politically neutral, operationally autonomous, accountable and oriented towards professionalism, specialised improved service delivery and enhanced community engagement, in line with the international best practice, the Punjab government is pleased to constitute the ‘Commission on Police Reforms and Implementation’.”

(Daily Dawn)