The recent report of a woman, harassed by eve teasers attempting self immolation in front of Mirpurkhas Press Club, portrays a dire picture of the law and order situation in the society. The SPO city arrived at the scene and registered an FIR against the culprits, but only after so much hype. As a concerned citizen, it is a worrisome situation that it takes attempted suicides to pull the police into action. Was it not the duty of the police to proactively address the eve teasing situation? Surely someone or the woman herself must have reported this matter to the police before. Why did they have to wait, until some victim took their own life to highlight the severity of the situation? HASSAN BASHIR, Islamabad, January 19.