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Eliminating Psycho-social Sufferings: Restoring Law and Order Through Police Reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mamoon Khan Khattak, Khalid Usman Khan Khattak & Amir Zada Asad

Abstract
This research focuses mainly on analyzing how the law and order situation
affects the psychosocial conditions of general public that justifies the police
reforms. For this purpose, the secondary as well primary data was
collected. For the secondary data, the literature was cited. For primary data
collection, 40 respondents were selected from District Kohat of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa for interview purpose. The respondents were male citizens of
Pakistan having at least 20 years of age with a significant community life
orientation. The secondary as well as primary data analysis has shown that
the worsened law and order situation in Pakistan has resulted in increased
crimes that resulted in public’s psycho-social sufferings. The crimes
negative impact on the society has necessitated the police reforms in order
to restore the law and order situation in the society.

Keywords: Police, Police Reforms, Law & Order, Rule of Law, Psychosocial, Society.