The police of Pakistan have been suffering from neglect and nepotism since long. The promotions and postings in police are mostly based on favoritism. This has severely hampered the efforts of police in delivering the desired results for protection and security of citizens. It is important that if the police are to perform, the institution will have to be cleared of every pressure and influence whether political or otherwise. Till now little effort has been made in this regard. It is imperative that the authorities should take proper initiatives towards curtailing such practices in police, while disseminating more authority at the grass root level. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, June 13.