PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has warned that democracy is under threat due to ‘bad governance’ in the country.

Talking to media after visiting Bomb Disposal Squad Unit in Peshawar, Imran said the entire country is asking the government to improve governance.

He said that people of Karachi are happy with the military as crime rate in the city has significantly decreased following the launch of operation against criminals.

Highlighting the achievements of Khyber Pakhtunkwa police in coping the menace of terrorism in the province, the PTI chief said crime rate in the province has reduced by 60 percent.

He said Peshawar Corps Commander also lauded the efforts of KP police in countering terrorism.

Imran said the police cannot be successful until the local population has confidence on the law enforcement agencies.

The PTI chairman claimed no case was registered against any person on the basis of political affiliations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Imran said they are trying to make irreversible reforms in the police department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that no future government can use it in their favour.

The PTI chief oversaw the reporting room at the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) headquarter and inaugurated the public liaison committee in the police lines. He said when the police stations become center of oppression then the people do not trust them.

Imran Khan said the problems cannot be solved until the police are made apolitical. “There’s rarely a PTI worker left in Sindh against whom a First Information Report (FIR) is not lodged”, he said. “In what democracy the police are used to win elections.”

“Police registered cases against our each candidate in Sindh,” he lamented.

Imran Khan said the police would be encouraged to break the law when they are made to do so, adding that the people of Punjab fear the police stations.

He said attempts were made to transfer an ‘honest’ District Police Officer (DPO) from Mianwali before election, adding that they had to take the issue to the Election Commission to stop the transfer.

The PTI chief said that the attendance rate of teachers in schools in the province is 90% as compared to the past’s 50%. He said all provinces have to learn from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this regard.

Imran Khan said people’s issues will now be resolved at their doorsteps and the police will help. He said graduates are coming forth to be recruited in the police force, adding that such reforms are being made in the police department which cannot be reversed.