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Pakistan's fat cops battle the bulge

28 June 2012 Last updated at 17:20 BST

Police officers in Pakistan's Punjab police force have been told that unless they reduce their waists down to at least 38 inches they will only be assigned desk jobs, which would mean less pay.

The nearly 175,000 officers, many of whom are said to be overweight, have until 1 July to shape up.

Mehvish Hussain reports.

Video produced by BBC Urdu's Ali Salman.