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Training for prosecutors


Sir: The role of prosecutors in the criminal justice system cannot be underrated. Their cardinal duty is to uphold and advance the interests of the state within its jurisdiction. It is their task to evaluate police reports, resolve cases by filing the appropriate information and/or dismissing the complaint. In this respect, they are considered to have a wider range of discretion than any police officer, considering that the prosecutor may keep the case closed or otherwise open it for further action. However, as a working institution, the prosecution system has its own flaws and problems. Those flaws and problems must be rectified at the earliest. Their salary packages, perks and privileges should be enhanced and proper training and orientation should be arranged for their effective performance. Is there anyone to pay attention to this most fundamental issue?

HASHIM ABRO

Islamabad

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