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Police stations to have mediation committees to improve efficiency

Pakistan on 23 September 2013
Location : Islamabad, Pakistan | Source : Pakistan Today. Image Source Flickr User Dying Regime

In order to resolve problems of the citizens on priority basis and promote friendly policing, mediation committees will be formed in all police stations of the federal capital. 

Human rights officials will also be appointed in the police stations to change the ‘thana culture’ and ensure non-discriminatory investigations of cases. This decision was made in meeting presided over by Islamabad Inspector General (IG) Sikandar Hayat and attended by higher officials of the police. 

The IG said the formation of the mediation committees are aimed at settling minor fights and conflicts between rival groups and avoiding registration of small disputes. He said each committee will comprise of five persons including non-political persons, lawyers, educationists, traders etc. Each committee will be led by a station house officer (SHO), who will be human rights officer as well, he added. 

The committees will also be formed in traffic divisions and Rescue 15 as well, he said, adding Islamabad senior superintendent police will organise the committees and establish coordination between the committees. 

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