Sindh Assembly passes bill for revival of Police Order 2002 again

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly Thursday passed bill for revival of Police Order 2002 with majority vote.
The opposition members from PTI and MQM abstained from voting, while the GDA members presented some amendments in the bill. The MMA and TLP also supported the bill, which was passed with majority.
The governor Sindh had returned the bill, The Sindh (Repeal of the Police Act, 1861 and Revival of Police Order, 2002) Amendment Act, 2019, which was passed by the provincial Assembly in last month.
Earlier, addressing the session, the chief minister said that he was thankful to governor Sindh for returning the bill to the house and providing another opportunity to the provincial assembly to review the bill. He said that public safety commission would be formed within a month. He said that the provincial government did not want to control the police.
The CM said: “Police act documents got to the ministry with amendments and the opposition and the government have agreed on 90% of the changes made.”
Shah said that the government did not believe in meddling with affairs of law enforcement but he was concerned for the well being of those being shot in the knees.
“It is a matter of great surprise that the police mostly shoots at both knees of the accused whenever they shoot at them,” taunted Shah.
“If someone is a criminal then they should be penalised through proper channel, when we investigated the matter pertaining to accused being shot in the knees, we came up short and found no evidence of the deed,” said Shah.
Shah also directed notice towards the police carrying out investigations against each other if some of them are found erring or involved in criminal activities.
“Government’s intension should not be questioned in regard to the police reforms act,” Shah emphasised.
The CM Sindh reiterated that the government did not aim to interfere but accused should be punished by law only and not under dubious circumstances lacking logical credence.

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