Islamabad: Inspector General, NH and MP Mr. Zafarullah Khan has said that transformation in police culture is the need of time and this is the high time for change in the police culture, as the people are taking law in to their own hands instead of believing in police. He was addressing to the under training ASPs of National Police Academy.
While giving the detailed briefing Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, DIG HQ said that 70% research of the world revolves around the police culture which shows that it as a negative system. He said that different techniques were used to change the police culture in different parts of the world which become successive; he said that if we look the British police system in 1908 many deaths were happened in police custody of England Police and resultantly due to pressure by the British public, England changed their police culture.
He said that each police officer is working in a negative environment and he adopts negative attitude from this system. He said that ASPs starts their career with good ambitions but later on, they also become a part of police negative environment. Most of the developed countries have worked to reduce this stressful environment whereas no steps have been taken in Pakistan.
IG Zafarullah Khan said that the overall image and perception of the police in our country is not something to be very proud of. But from the same society emerges other arms of law enforcement, the NH and MP that commands the respect of the public.
Hence there is a contradiction in this claim and we believe that a positive approach and a combination of training ecology and working ecology helps in producing the desired result. He said that there is a right time in Pakistan that we can culturally transform our policing system i.e. from colonial policing system to democratic policing system; he said that a police officer should not be a judge and investigator at one time.
He advised the under training ASPs that they should start their career with good ambitions and always stood themselves against the negative policing system. He said that if we intend to make the cultural transformation in the present policing system, Political will at top is essential, to change this policing system, as we have already successfully transformed this policing system in shape of Motorway Police. In the end DIG (HQ) Muhammad Shafiq distributed souvenirs to all the under training ASPs of Islamabad Police.
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