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For any state, police is an important institution comprised of competent workforce legitimated by the state to uphold the rule of law, guaranteeing security, wellbeing of people and protection of property of citizens. It forestalls wrongdoings and prevents civil agitations, chaos and riots in the society. For the purpose of this study, a systematic case study of Bahawalpur region of the Punjab province of Pakistan was conducted. This involved interviews of twenty (20) people from all the three districts of Bahawalpur Division i.e., Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahimyar Khan, and a survey involving sixty (60) people. The participants of this study included a former Judge, Lawyers, Social and Political workers (who have remained part of citizens Police arbitration committees and citizens from different walks of life who have been involved in some process with police in one way or the other. Along with this, literature related to previous suggestions and criticism regarding the performance of the police was reviewed. Based on the research already conducted on this area, this a set of suggestions are proposed in this article for better policing in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
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