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Police and Policing in Pakistan

Fasihuddin

Abstract
Policing in Pakistan underwent drastic changes after the introduction of a new police law the
Police Order 2002. This article describes the existing police organization and structure in
Pakistan. It also briefly analyzes the various police reforms done in Pakistan since the British
era. Despite replacing the Police Act 1861 with the new law policing remains dysfunctional.
The reasons for this are analysed and suggestions are made in a comprehensive conclusion.

Keywords: Police, Policing, Law, Colonial Criminal Justice System, Police Order 2002, Police
Reforms, Fraser Commission, Crime Situation, Security Issues, Post 9/11, War on Terror,
Talibanization