At his first ap­pear­ance in court last week, Musa cried while his fin­ger­prints were taken, later, the baby sucked on a bot­tle of milk and tried to grab jour­nal­ists’ mi­cro­phones.

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his head.

The case has once again high­lighted dys­func­tion in Pak­istan’s po­lice and jus­tice sys­tem.

Poorly trained and un­der­paid po­lice are fre­quently ac­cused of cor­rup­tion and hu­man rights abuses. Many are not even qual­i­fied to write a crime re­port.

Com­man­ders say it is not their fault, point­ing out that this year’s federal budget gave the mil­i­tary about $6 bil­lion and the po­lice a pal­try $686 mil­lion.

The provin­cial law min­is­ter, Rana Sanaullah Khan, told Reuters that the provin­cial chief min­is­ter had or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the charges against Musa. One po­lice­man had been sus­pended, he said.

“He has di­rected po­lice au­thor­i­ties to take ac­tion against the of­fi­cials who booked the in­fant,” he said.

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