Professional ethics

Professional ethics must guide us precisely when we are told that the situation is exceptional. Then there is no such thing as “just following orders.”

The above is among the twenty lessons on tyranny by Timothy Snyder in his remarkable book On Tyranny (2017).

Let me remind the police officers in Pakistan that if you confuse your professional ethics with the emotions of the moment, you can find yourself doing things that are utterly unethical.

Tariq Khosa
Director CGR
05 August 2022.