Original ArticlePattern of Police Torture in Punjab, PakistanChaudhry, Muhammad Aslam*; Haider, Waseem MBBS, MS, PhD*; Nagi, A H. MBBS, FCPS, PhD, FRCPath†; Ud-Din, Zia MBBS, DMJ‡; Parveen, Z MBBS, DMJ§Author Information From the *Surgeon Medicolegal Punjab, University of Health Sciences, Services Institute of Medical Sciences; †University of Health Sciences Lahore; ‡Services Institute of Medical Sciences; and §Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Manuscript received July 29, 2006; accepted January 2, 2007. Reprints: Waseem Haider, MBBS, MS, PhD, University of Health Sciences, Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail: email@example.com. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: December 2008 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 309-311 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181847d93 Buy Metrics Abstract A total of 1820 victims of alleged police torture were examined at the office of Surgeon Medicolegal Punjab Lahore during a period of 5 years. Most of the victims at the time of examination were showing visible evidence of Physical trauma. Victims were mainly men. Examination was conducted on the directions of various courts (Judicial Magistrates, District and Session Judges, and Lahore High Court). A wide range of different types of injuries of different durations were observed on various parts of the body. Blunt trauma was most frequent. Psychologic element of torture was also seen in some victims. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.