Pakistani cops must lose weight or get off streets

Police officers in Punjab have been told to slim down or face being relegated to desk work as part of a fitness drive to ensure officers are capable of chasing criminals without running out of puff

By Rob Crilly

ISLAMABAD — Senior officers in Punjab, the country's most populous province, have given all 175,000 officers until the end of the month to get their waistlines down to 38 inches or less.