From Police Force to Police Service – Police Order 2002
A writ petition was filed before Islamabad High Court, Islamabad, seeking implementation and enforcement of the Police Order, 2002 in the Islamabad Capital Territory, instead of Police Act, 1861 as mandated by the Article 1 (3) of the Police Order 2002.
On 13th September 2019, the writ Petition was fixed for hearing before the Honorable Chief Justice Mr. Athar Minallah. The petitioner’s counsels Mr. Yasser Latif Hamdani and Ms. Fatima Butt prayed for the writ of mandamus to ensure that Islamabad Chief Commissioner and Police Department implements the Police Order 2002 which should have come into force as soon as the local government in Islamabad were formed. The Police Order 2002 is a departure from the colonial era policing that sought mob control. It seeks to reconceptualise the idea of policing as public service in a modern democratic nation state by making the police servants of the people imbued with a spirit of public