The IGP and the Fatsoes... By Col.(r) Riaz
06 September, 2012
The IGP Punjab has taken off all Police fatsoes from operational duties who in spite of the warnings could not reduce the size of their girths in the given time. It is a commendable step taken by the Chief and should go a long way in not only improving the general image and impression of the police force in the eyes of the public but also result in their better efficiency and general conduct as well.
By the same token, may I suggest that strict notice be taken of the state of the uniform worn by the force, in particular, the wearing of the headgear. Regrettably whenever we see a few police men as well as officers gathered together on our TV screens or in a newspaper it presents a dismal picture of them. Most of the officers, particularly the senior police officers, are without head gear as if it has become a hallmark with them to be without the cap in public. No two policemen are seen wearing their berets correctly and properly. I don't know how it has become a fad with our forces – including the armed forces and General Kiyani is no exception – to place the cap badge on the left temple instead of the left eyebrow?! It is simply an improper way to wear the cap to say the least.
Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)