The Saudi Crown Prince in recognition of the services provided to him by the police gave, as baksheesh, $500 to each one of them. The total amount came to approximately $50,000. The IG Police Islamabad deposited the baksheesh in the Police Welfare Fund. He also asked the Foreign Office to advise the visiting dignitaries to desist from such practice in future because the police were performing their duties and they were not beggars! I salute you, Sir, for keeping the head of our police force high, making it dignified and raising its self-esteem and morale.

COL. RIAZ JAFRI (RETD),

Rawalpindi, March 3.