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Policing and Proposed Law Reforms

Kamran Adil

The Context
In absence of national accounting of crime and justice sector factors, international indicators have to be used. In the realm of the rule of law, the Global Rule of Law Index is being used as a presumptive indicator. The latest Global Rule of Law Index of 2021 has ranked
Pakistan at 130 out of 139 countries. It measured eight factors: constraints on government power, fundamental rights, absence of corruption, open government, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice. Its details reveal that Pakistan’s criminal justice is ranked at 108/139 whereas the civil justice is ranked at 124/139.