It is a general grievance with the public that the police is only serving the elite or other government officials. It is to be realized both by the police and public that the police are on the payroll of the government but the revenue for their salaries is generated by the taxes, which the public pays to the government. In the end, the public is paying for the police and the institution ought to serve them. It is our duty as law abiding citizens to pressurize the legislature to depoliticize the institution. Further we should discourage and should not support those political or public figures, who exploit this institution for personal purposes. HASSAN BASHIR, Islamabad, January 3.