In a recent hearing at the Supreme Court, a case involving the discovery of 70 tolas (approximately 2.5 kilograms) of gold in a police committee was discussed. Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa expressed deep concern over the deteriorating reputation of the police force, stating that it appears the police have transformed into a rented force, assisting in state corruption and smuggling activities. He emphasized the urgent need to restore the dignity of law enforcement agencies and called for an end to the prevalent culture of corruption within the police and revenue departments.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Isa pointed out that the respect for institutions, especially the police, has significantly declined. He stated that the police force, instead of upholding law and order, seems to be aiding in criminal activities. He further stressed the necessity of eliminating the prevalent corrupt practices within the police and revenue departments. According to him, the elimination of corruption and the eradication of the pervasive Shahi (royal) system, where influential individuals manipulate law enforcement agencies, are imperative for the progress and integrity of the country.
The Additional Prosecutor informed the court that the gold discovered did not match the amount stated in the committee’s record. The claimant argued that only ten grams of gold had been handed over, contrary to the reported 70 tolas. This discrepancy raised suspicions about potential misconduct within the committee or the broader police apparatus. The situation highlighted the urgency of a thorough investigation into the matter to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable for their actions.
The case underscores the pressing need for comprehensive reforms within law enforcement agencies to ensure transparency, accountability, and professionalism. Upholding the integrity of the police force is essential for maintaining public trust and ensuring that justice prevails. The Supreme Court’s involvement in addressing such issues serves as a reminder of the judiciary’s commitment to a fair and just society, free from corruption and malpractices. The outcome of this case will likely set a precedent, shaping the future approach towards tackling corruption within law enforcement institutions in the country.