The Manawan Police Academy attack in Lahore was, indeed, shocking. What was even more shocking however was to see how ill equipped the police personnel confronting the terrorists from outside were? They wore no bulletproof vests or helmets even though they still fought the heavily armed terrorists valiantly. My question is why were they not provided with proper equipment? Are their lives not precious? I routinely see senior police officers move around in heavy police protection in their official Pajeros with black tinted glasses even for their normal day to day movements. It is obvious that the police high ups are only worried about their own security and not of their junior officers and personnel. -NUSRAT VOHRA, Karachi, via e-mail, March 31.