Official Police enforcing Private Policing?

Posted on September 2, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Law & Justice, Society
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Owais Mughal

Few days ago ATP had a post on police (see here) where we highlighted the need of improving police infrastructure. Following story is on the same theme. Today I read in bewilderment in Jang newspaper that police in Rawalpindi is forcing businesses to have security guards. As if this was not enough, businesses who fail to do so will be prosecuted. My question to readers is, how is it possible under the law? Isn’t the police supposed to provide security? If people were to fend for themselves by providing their own security guards then what is the use of having official police force?

7 responses to “Official Police enforcing Private Policing?”

  1. Police action is very sad, because they refused that they can not provide security to the markets.

  2. dawa-i-dil says:

    true Owais sahab…they have given funds recently..specially by CM punjab..but still…no “good” results…

    however crime rate of lahore is still far far better than karachi..just because …80% of the mobile snatching…is done by ruling party..and most of bhatta goes to peer sahab in London…

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