Where everybody is discussing the necessity to establish the rule of law in the country, it is pertinent to review the role of police in this matter. Police being the primary law enforcement agency can actually make the much needed difference in this regard. Its not only the city of Karachi that is facing a serious threat from the miscreants but all the other important cities also remain under the constant fear of terrorist attacks and other issues. Police has certainly remained under the influence of politicians and feudal lords in the past, which has hindered the access to justice and the establishment of the rule of law. It is necessary that our police remain neutral and the recruitment is not based on political or other affiliations. This will certainly make a lot of difference and will bring the much needed change. SHER ZAMAN, Islamabad, January 19.