Police is the civil force of a state, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order. But we live in a country where people fear the police instead of feeling protected by it.

The attitude of the police towards citizens is very harsh. In 2015 many individuals died due to violence inflicted on them by the police. In a survey by an international anti-graft watchdog, it was found that the police department is the most corrupt institution in our country. Extortion, bribery and arresting innocent citizens are just some of the heinous crimes that the police force of our country commits. Police officials engage in activities like making deals with drug mafia organizations and other criminal groups.

I request the government to reform the police department immediately and restore the people’s trust in this very valuable state institution.

SYED MUHAMMAD AHSAN ALI,

Karachi, August 6.