Thana Culture was formed in British Raj, to make stronghold on the people of the Indian Sub-continent. However, they were not successful after the First World War their role started declining. They suppressed the poor people of this region. After the division of the Indian sub-continent, it was asked that the constitution will be remain implemented until the nation creates its own constitution. Police ordinance 1861 is also one of them unfortunately, this remains implemented in Pakistan till 2001 without any reforms.
During the British Raj, they used Police as a weapon to suppress the poor to fulfill their demands, and tragically Pakistan did not pay heed to it. The poor are tortured in Police Stations and to ask them to acknowledge the crime that a person even did not commit. Back-to-back torture and fake encounters are heard in the news.
Recently, the Salahuddin Ayoubi arrested in the ATM theft case was tortured during the investigation and was killed by Police. After he retired was brought to the hospital. This is not the first or last case of this sort.
It’s been more than a year the Naya Pakistan established in federal and provincial (Punjab), the police department remains as it was. The brutal acts done in British Raj can be seen in Naya Pakistan.
This is not the only department that treats people inhumanly; other departments such as NAB also treat people like animals. In 2018, the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University was brought in the hospital dead; with handcuffed. How civilized nations treat teachers?
Reforms in Punjab police are needed on an urgent basis. Chief Minister of Punjab took notice of this matter and summoned Inspector General to report the matter. It is hoped till the end of this year reforms in this department will be made.