Or­der in dis­or­der

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - DR JAF­FER KA­PA­DIA

Of all other de­part­ments, the po­lice de­part­ment at­tracts max­i­mum pub­lic at­ten­tion be­cause of its ev­ery­day role in pub­lic life. Re­cently some of­fi­cers were stripped off their so-called shoul­der pro­mo­tions and de­moted to their orig­i­nal ranks. In one case es­pe­cially, an SP was de­moted to the rank of an in­spec­tor. What a come­down. How did a po­lice in­spec­tor man­age to get one shoul­der promotion over another? Fi­nally, some­one caught up with him; other­wise, he could have be­come IG po­lice through his as­tute moves.

The po­lice de­part­ment is in one fine mess. Two high pro­file crim­i­nal acts in Karachi – kid­nap­ping of son of sit­ting Chief Jus­tice of the Prov­ince and killing of mae­stro Sabri, speak for them­selves. Ac­cord­ing to a news­pa­per re­port, a busi­ness­man con­trols the post­ings and trans­fers of the po­lice of­fi­cials in Karachi. Some busi­ness­man he! It re­minds of Mafioso in Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries who had their own men in po­lice and other law en­forc­ing agen­cies. To an or­di­nary cit­i­zen, this sit­u­a­tion might ap­pear chaotic, but it’s not so. There’s com­plete or­der in this dis­or­der, which ben­e­fits the op­er­a­tors be­hind scene, caus­ing mis­eries to teem­ing mil­lions who are ex­pend­able. — La­hore

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