It has been mostly observed that the families of martyred police personnel or retired police personnel are not paid their pension or any other dues on time. This is both embarrassing for the institution and disturbing, as these members of law enforcement have dedicated their lives in the line of duty. The response of the state which represents the country, towards these workers after retirement or their families in case of death, is discouraging. They and their families are subjected to red tape and have to go through a long hassle, to obtain their rightful dues. It is imperative that these personnel and their families should be paid their dues on time. Yahya Ahmad Islamabad