Standing Committee on Law and Justice recommends implementation of Police Order 2002

Islamabad Telegraph Report

Islamabad: The Standing Committee on Law and Justice has recommended the implementation of Police Order 2002 as a federal police law across the country, including Islamabad Capital Territory.

Committee decided to referred the case to the Council of Common Interests so that the same law could be implemented in all the provinces.

It also observed that besides police reforms, the criminal justice system also needs serious legislative reforms, which have also been recommended by the Police Reforms Committee, constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan.

A meeting of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice was held on 24 Sep 2020 at Parliament House, Islamabad. The agenda of the meeting included briefing on Police Reforms. Dr. Raheem Awan, Secretary Law and Justice Commission gave a comprehensive briefing on ‘Police Laws Implemented in Pakistan and their Constitutional Status’.

Former IGsP Mr. Shoib Suddle and Mr. Afzal Ali Shigri and Director General National Police Bureau Dr. Syed Ejaz Hussain also took part in the discussion.
The forum discussed at length, whether police related legislation is the jurisdiction of the federation or the provinces. It was agreed by the committee that ‘Police Law’ is a federal subject.

The committee also recommended that Police should be strengthened by providing maximum human resource and financial assistance.

The committee also constituted a sub-committee under the convenership of MNA Malik Mohammad Ehsanullah Tiwana to revisit CrPC, police reforms and suggest improvements in it.

It has also been clarified that policing remains a provincial subject.

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