E-Governance, Police Reforms, and Human Rights

E-Governance, Police Reforms, and Human Rights

E-Governance, Police Reforms, and Human Rights in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Fasihuddin and Syed Ali Raza Zaidi

Abstract

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is about to pass a legislation (Police Bill 2016) to replace the colonial police law. Moreover, the provincial police administration has already taken certain measures to introduce modern information technology in the policing system. These measures were taken in the larger backdrop of provincial government’s interest in introducing e-governance in the province. In this article we discuss these measures with a focus on whether police performance and human rights conditions have improved with them.

Key Words: e-FIR, e-governance, human rights, police, Pakistan

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