It has been observed that the police personnel have to bear through long and rigorous duty hours, which affects their level of efficiently performing the assigned job. The reason cited for these inhumane duty hours is the lack of human resource available to the department. It should also be noted that besides the absence of manpower, even the available staff does not have the necessary skills required by their job. This is due to the fact that whatever little hiring is being done, it is on the basis of nepotism and external pressures. It is imperative that if the police department wants to improve its performance, it will have to reform the entire hiring procedure.

HASSAN BASHIR,

Islamabad, December 28.