Depoliticize and Strengthen Police
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will enforce the depoliticisation of police by building upon KP’s successful police reform model, which will be replicated nationally.
Police in Pakistan is ill-equipped, poorly trained, deeply politicised, and chronically corrupt. Police reforms have been neglected by successive governments to continue using the force as a political tool.
To reform the police, we will:
Replicate the KP Police Act of 2017 across other provinces and appoint professional Inspector Generals to lead the depoliticisation of police similar to KP.
Professionalise police hiring and career management, ensuring no political influence on policing in all matters from hiring, posting, and transferring of personnel.
Replicate KP’s success in creating specialized training institutions. We will also invest in new policing systems and processes by tracking performance, equipping districts with modern surveillance /command and control centers.
Make public outreach to police easier through new and enhanced policing apps, SMS systems, online FIRs and call centers.
Establish Women police stations and desks at all levels to facilitate women empowerment.
We will scale up the existing KP model of Alternate Dispute Resolution
(ADR) Councils at tehsil levels, by rolling out the KP DRC model nationally to allow conflict resolution for small crimes right down at the tehsil level and police station level.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :