All Pakistanis are happy that Punjab Police along with rangers have taken the control of Manawan Police training school center in just eight hours. Rangers told media that four terrorists have blown up themselves; 30 police trainees are killed and over 100 are injured in the gruesome incidents. Geo news correspondent who was inside the premises of the training center said that commandos of elite force and army have captured four terrorists alive. Earlier, government official Rao Iftikhar said about 11 of the gunmen remained holed up at the top floor of a building in the compound, and they were holding some 35 police hostage. An exchange of firing between Personals of law enforcement agencies and militants resulted in successful operation where state won in just eight hours.
The only hope left with masses is – four of the terrorists are captured alive other than the one who has been identified as Afghan national outside the training center. The building has been cordoned off with intention to keep the forensic evidences intact.
Once Operation was ended up – police started firing; and pumped several shorts in the air; a traditional sign of celebration;flashed “V” signs- to announce victory and shouting “Allah-o-Akbar” for overpowering the terrorists.
The rounds given to police are purchased with the money– common people like us; pay in shape of taxes to government. Despite the fact that police has taken control of terrorists; Firing in air is still prohibited and illegal. Government has made it prohibited firing in air and if common men fire in air- police is liable to arrest them even if the intention is only jubilation.
According to Pakistan penal Court section 337 H-2 is applicable against the crime of Firing in air; it is bailable offense if intention is to celebrate but recently Pakistan Penal Court has incorporated it with anti-terror act. If someone is injured during firing in air; this becomes an un-bailable offense and minimum imprisonment defined is three years.
In wake of today’s incident – Footage on TV indicates that policemen kept firing in the air even after the operation was completed. Single bullet costs approximately 20-26 rupees to government if it is bought from ammunition companies that manufacture bullets in Pakistan. In case of imported bullets this costs increases accordingly. TV footage revealed that policemen kept firing in air for long. I am surprised why police was violating law while it is incumbent upon them to enforce law, If Any of the precious life of any passerby is lost due to firing– who will be accountable for it.
For many people in Pakistan firing in air was important for raising the morale among policemen but still it is advisable not to do such actions that are prohibited. Police is supposed to protect people and enforce law in country rather to violate it.
Policemen were firing as if they have conquered Delhi and celebrating this way. Masses pay taxes to government for their security and to maintain law and order in the country not for fake celebrations of police. Police is incapable of controlling street crimes in country; while it is widely known that attacks on Sri Lankan Cricket team was the failure of Pakistani law enforcement agencies. I would suggest Police forces instead of wasting time in such things they should focus on their duties; This incident would have been impossible without the assistance of rangers where uniformed high ups of police fall in the gutters.