Govt of Punjab recently established new heavily budgeted ‘dolphin police force’ to counter terrorism and crimes. The question is what is the need of yet another force when you already have many ie Police, Elite Force and ATF. Instead of bring about capacity building measures in the existing forces in particularly the Punjab Police, keep establishing new forces like Dolphin force is completely beyond logic. 

The kind of terrorism and the kind of enemy we are facing today, do colorful uniform and fancy motorbikes make any difference in security apparatus, it is just a matter of time before the force and its expensive equipment runs out of funds to function in the manner envisaged by the chief minister. Until otherwise the government don’t build capacity and capabilities of law enforcement agencies, these expensive facial changes remain meaningless, and what’s the point in new force if they also be deployed to the VIPs like the previous ones. 

TOUQEER W. CHISHTY,  

Lahore, April 2.