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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

My home town's crisis

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I was not happy with the situation of law and order during my last visit to Pakistan. I can imagine things would have only become worse.

Dawn report:
SHORTAGE: Only 84 traffic police personnel are regulating the traffic in the entire Sialkot district with a population of over 3.3 million. According to the sources, the Sialkot traffic police have three inspectors, four sub-inspectors, 10 ASIs, 12 head constables and 55 constables. Despite being less in number in proportion to the population, most of them are performing the VIP duties in other districts of Punjab. In the absence of traffic policemen on several roads, the traffic rules are being violated which sometime cause serious accidents. Besides, traffic jams have also become a routine matter in Sialkot, Sambrial, Uggoki, Daska, Pasrur and surrounding areas. Traffic police officials in Sialkot confirmed that over 0.4 million vehicles of every kind were plying on main roads in the district. They said the government should check the practice of deputing Sialkot district's traffic policemen on VIP duties to other districts.

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