Due to the bar and restrictions placed on police recruitments, there is a severe deficiency of manpower in the institution. This has created extreme difficulties for the police, to handle the current deteriorating law and order situation within the country. With the added burden of war on terror the police are now facing an uphill task, for utilising its available human resources up to its full potential. Whatever hiring has been done is based on preferences and political affiliations which, has exacerbated the already worse situation. As a concerned citizen, it is an appeal to the authorities to improve the human resource structure of the police, so they can perform their duties in a better manner. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, November 3.