It is mostly observed that the police personnel are subjected to inhumane duty hours, while the conditions in which they perform these duties are also miserable. This is evident, when police staff is posted on checkpoints and pickets for long hours in extreme weathers, with nothing to provide them relief from the prevailing weather condition. Added to this the citizens seldom cooperate with the police, given the notorious repute it has gained over the years. It is also for the citizens to realize the difficult duty, which is being performed by the police and realize that if they require cooperation, it should be extended, instead of making their jobs more difficult. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, August 5.