Police Officers Should be Court Martialed for Misconduct: CCPO Lahore

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh has proposed court-martial for police officers, like Pakistan Army, to penalize misconducting officers. He said that it is difficult to punish ‘disobedient, violent and offending’ employees through the existing rules of the police department

He recommended introducing ‘police court-martial’ under article 8(3) of the Constitution via a letter to Punjab Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani.


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In view of the above [mentioned facts], it is requested that the government of Punjab may be moved for new legislation regarding dedicated Accountability Rules for Police Department, including the process of Court Martial as available in the Pakistan Army, so that the police officers’ accountability/discipline may be ensured in the interest of the general public.

He said that misconduct committed by police officers gives a bad name to the department and prevents law and order in the province, and under current disciplinary rules of police department it is hard to penalize such officers.

He added that action has been taken against such police officers in the past but there has been no improvement in their attitude and conduct. He added that nearly 25 to 30 percent of the force has been made accountable, but still, there have been frequent complaints by the general public of the misconduct of officials.

He also presented the official figures of action taken against employees.

In 2015, action was taken against 57,318 officers/officials; in 2016 against 61,422, in 2017 against 92,521; in 2018 against 82,170 and in 2019 against 61,573.


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The CCPO said that the purpose of introducing court-martial was to ensure proper accountability of officers.

As long as the most severe punishments are not given to the corrupt and immoral officials and the officers and officers who have exceeded the authority cannot be sent home, the police cannot be subordinated to the public in the true sense of the word. And so far strict action has been taken against 12 officials for distorting facts/evidence.


  • this guy should be made to eat his own pubic hair while strapped to the chain made out of beards & mustaches of all the officers he’s insulted in his filthy career…..

  • There is no one to look the officialy covered corruption and looting throigh ppp MNAs/MPA’s and police favuored wadeerras and gundaas kn each police stations . I went for renewal of my driving licence w in ssp khairpur here i saw a notice board by ssp office not to pay bribe , just by ssp room , whete a moulana clerk asked 5000 /= for renewal.
    I went to ssp where i was not allowed to meet. SSP WAS SITTING IN THE ROOM JUST LOOK THE AFFAIR AT SSP OFFICE KHAIRPUR. LICENCE IS SYI WITH ME NOT RENEWED.


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