Sindh to move ahead with plan to amend Police Act 1861

The Sindh government will move ahead with its plan to amend the Police Act-1861 to make the provincial police more publicly accountable for its actions and to upgrade its organisational functioning to adopt modern technological advancements in policing, medico-legal affairs and criminal investigation.This was stated by Information Adviser to the CM Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday while talking to journalists after chairing the meeting of a high-powered committee constituted by the Sindh government to amend the said law.The Police Act-1861 in its original form is no more applicable in the year 2019 keeping in view the policing, law-enforcement and criminal investigation needs of the present day, said Wahab.He said there was an urgent need to amend the law to make it conform to the ground realities of policing in present day and to incorporate the concepts of greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of the police force.Wahab was of the opinion that the…

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