Sindh govt finalizes proposed Police Reforms law: Murtaza Wahab

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Government of Sindh has finalized the police reforms act, provincial adviser Murtaza Wahab said on Wednesday.

The proposed police act has been prepared in view of the overall situation in the province, Wahab said in a statement.

All rules have been reviewed under the the Supreme Court’s order.

A concerned committee of ministers has completed consultations with legal experts, while the input of police officials and their proposals have also been added in the proposed law, the adviser said.

The proposed police act also carrying proposals from police, government representatives and the civil society members, Wahab further said.

Murtaza Wahab said that Police Reforms (Amendment) bill will be introduced in the ongoing session of the Sindh Assembly for approval.

The proposed police law will amend existing police rules, which were enacted during the British colonial era, Murtaza Wahab further said.

The provincial government has also the police rules of other provinces in view in the preparation of the bill, he added.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa had on February 11, ordered to prepare and implement police reforms on priority basis.

Presiding over the Police Reforms Committee (PRC) meeting, CJP Asif Saeed Khan Khosa had underscored the need for immediate reforms in the police force to improve the department’s performance.