KARACHI: Sindh government has approved amendments in the police rules that no arrests will be made in every case in the province from now.
It should be noted that there is a loophole in the criminal justice system of Pakistan under which the accused get arrested as soon as the FIR is lodged, but until the guilt is proved, no arrest will be made now, innocent people are arrested.
Such arrests increase the burden on the jails and the judiciary. Realizing this, the Sindh government decided to amend the law. Police officials and experts were consulted on the amendment that the nominee does not need to be arrested.
For the arrest of the accused, it is necessary for the investigating police officer to make an arrest on the basis of evidence. The arrest will be carried out, the decision to arrest the accused will be taken after the investigation of the case.
The powers of the police regarding arrests have been amended. Act to Police Rule 26 will discourage unnecessary arrests. Preventing unnecessary arrests will also reduce the number of undertrial inmates in prisons.