Police is responsible for the security of citizens, but unfortunately in our country, police at times themselves become a threat for citizens. Just yesterday, a resident of Dera Ismail Khan was deprived by police personnel of Rs 140,000 cash in Lahore near Daewoo Bus Stop. According to the victim, the police stopped him, checked his valet and handbag which contained Rs 180,000. After checking it, they cleared the victim and let him go, however when he checked his money in the bag, he was shocked to see that he was only left with Rs 40,000. This is not for the first time that police has been involved in such an obnoxious activity. Higher officials need to take strict note of this because if such developments continue, citizens would completely lose trust in the police.
KHURRAM SALEEM,
Islamabad, April 5.