The police throughout Pakistan have been accorded with limited facilities and meager salaries. This trend which is being followed in every province, as police comes under the provincial administration; has given rise to a countrywide inefficiency and corruption in the institution. Added to this the encouragement of unlawful tactics to clamp down on public discontent, by successive regimes have converted the police into a tool for the ruling class. Without the reformation of police, which seems to be an issue on the backburner for now; the law and order situation in the country cannot improve. HASSAN BASHIR, Islamabad, July 27.