The inability of the police to tackle any grand scale law enforcement action is known to everyone. The police have always resorted to seek the help from military or paramilitary structure, to curb serious law and order situations. It has been reported that Rangers will be joining Punjab Police in an operation against gangsters in Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur. It is imperative that, if the authority of the state is to be established, the police are to be given the proper resources to handle any situation, short of natural disaster and war. The police should not be relying on others to do its job, rather it should be competent enough to handle such situations on its own. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, March 9.