This is with reference to the recent upsurge in criminal activities in Quetta. The most amazing thing is that Balochistan Police has totally failed to contain these criminal activities. It appears they have closed their eyes and put their head in the sand like an ostrich. Balochistan Police was always a rather hopeless organisation which had the least respect of people. Now the people are entirely on their own and fending the heinous crimes of the criminals and religious extremists all by themselves. Balochistan government has the unsavoury responsibility of reorganizing the Balochistan Police and putting pressure upon it to control the outlaws and terrorists. In Quetta today, nobody seems to be trying to control the crime. It is hoped that new government will do something about the law and order which is at its worst right now. -ASIF PATHAN, Quetta, via e-mail, July 14.