The police are not a separate entity, it has to work within the legal framework and proceed according to rules and regulations. If the legal system is unable to support the law enforcement apparatus then the police becomes helpless. It has been observed that on many occasions, criminals and terrorists arrested by the police have exploited the loopholes in the legal system to their own advantage and have been set free. It is important that along with reforms in the police department, focus should also be given to addressing the drawbacks present in the legal system.

YASIR HAMEED,

 Islamabad, February 7.