It is important that whatever reform is going to take place, within the police department, it will have to be initiated from within the police. It is the responsibility of senior police officials to put the proposals in front of the authorities, to improve the current state of the institution. Reforms are urgently required and are inevitable in the current scenario, where the law and order situation has become much volatile. It is unfortunate that reforms which had been initiated are already being rolled back and the police have again stepped back to the colonial 1861 Act.

HASSAN BASHIR,

Islamabad, January 4.