KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has nodded to appoint another batch of one thousand retired army soldiers, in addition to induction of further 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.
The Chief Minister also directed the I.G. Sindh Police to complete the purchasing process of 5000 bullet proof jackets and 100 bullet proof mobiles within shortest possible time and also to submit complete PC-I for establishment of DNA Lab at Karachi, which according to him was very much essential for detection of evidence and criminals. The Chief Minister also directed the Home Department to submit the proposal for separating 4 to 5 anti-terrorism courts and specifying same only to try the cases relating to ongoing targeted operation and also to arrange trial of high profile cases outside the Karachi. He directed the officers not to stop the ongoing peaceful protest of PTI workers but to show their tolerance and deal with political protestors in such a way so that no either party should be disturbed.
This he directed while presiding over the high level meeting to review law and order situation in the province at CM house Karachi. The Sindh Minister for Information & Local Government Mr. Sharjeel Inam Memon, the Chief Secretary Sindh Mr. Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana, the Secretary Law Mr. Mir Mohammad Shaikh, Advocate General Mr. Fatah Malik, Special Secretary Home Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Shaikh, Inspector General Sindh Police Mr. Ghulam Hyder Jamali, Commissioner Karachi, Mr. Shoaib Siddiqui, Additional IGP Karachi Mr. Ghulam Qadir Thebo, the officers of LEAs, All DIGs of Sindh Police and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah appreciated the efforts and achievements of LEAs and said that due to their efforts, there has became substantial reduction and even respite in some crime at Karachi and whole province. However, he said that still there is lack of co-ordination between prosecution branch and investigation wing of Sindh Police, resulting unsatisfactory conviction to the criminals from courts. He directed for close liaison between prosecution and investigation branches and directed DIG concerned to ensure that the challans presented in the courts are in order with proper evidences so that conviction rate should be got increased. He directed the Home Department to contact with Judiciary and submit the PC-I for separating 4 to 5 ATC Courts only for the cases relating to the targeted operation and arrange trial of high profile cases outside Karachi to ensure resulted oriented & speedy trail of these cases of targeted operation. The Chief Minister Sindh said that in-addition to combat the crime the Sindh Government simultaneously was working on institutional development and capacity building of the Sindh Police on permanent and modern lines, enabling it to meet the present and future challenges of law & order in Sindh. He said that we have recruited 10,000 Police personals and 2000 retired Army soldiers during last financial year and we are going to recruit more 10,000 Police personals and 1,000 retired Army soldiers this financial year, in-addition to that making huge investment to purchase the APC, bullet proof jackets, helmets and other threat alarming gadgets.
While talking about sit in protest by PTI workers, the Chief Minister Sindh said that we believe in the democracy and in democracy peaceful protest was the legal right of each individual and organization. He said that since the PTI protest was peaceful as such, the officers must show their tolerance not to stop or deprived them from their legal right but constantly remain in contact with their local leaders and deal them in such a way so that no either party could be disturbed. Briefing the meeting, the Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali said that he has put the purchasing process in fart tract and tenders for purchase bullet proof jackets, vehicles and other gadgets would floated within weeks time. He said that out of 1084 cases challaned in ATC Courts, conviction in 76 cases has been made. He said that due to combine efforts of LEAs the crime rate substantially has been declined and added that some crimes have been declined up to 60 to 70 percent and even there is respite in some heinous crimes like bank dacoit, terrorism since last two (2) months. He said that Sindh was in respite so far the terrorism or bank dacoit is concern. He said that out of 15 cases of bank robbery 14 have been worked out. He said that establishment of DNA Lab is essential needed to curb the crime.
KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has asked the grower’s organizations and provincial Agriculture Department to work out PC-I separately for fixing Government’s support price for the cotton and paddy production with its implications on the Government and socio-economic impact on the grower’s community so that a comprehensive decision in this regard could be made for the progress of the farmers community. This he asked while presiding over meeting to discuss the proposal for fixing the support price of cotton and paddy production held here at CM House Karachi this evening. The Sindh Minister for Agriculture Ali Nawaz Mehar, Sindh Minister Food Jam Mumtaz Dahar, Advisor to CM for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah, Secretary Agriculture Saqib Soomro, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, Secretary Food and other officers attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that PPP was representing the growers, farmer’s fraternity and always has protected their rights/ worked for their progress. He said that the Co-Chairman PPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, was also keen to work for the progress of the grower’s community. He said that during his current visit at China he has discussed many projects of Irrigation and Agriculture developments with Chinese Government and other organizations. He said that it was because of his continued efforts that today growers of tail ender are getting Irrigation water for their crops. He said that in addition to provide incentives, efforts have been made to provide proper price to the growers for their crops. Placing example of increase in wheat production, the Chief Minister Sindh said that this step has not only benefited the growers but caused bumper crop in subsequent year. While talking about the Government support price for the cotton & paddy production the Chief Minister Sindh said that since it need financial resources for implementation as such the Agriculture department and grower’s organization should work out its PC-I separately with its implications on the Government and socio economic impact on the growers community. He said that before implementing this proposal we also have to co-ordinate with the other province instead of taking the decision in isolation. The Chief Minister Sindh said that we are encouraging the Agriculture sector as it provides maximum income and employment opportunities to the people of rural and urban areas as well, besides providing food security to the province.
KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah soon after his arrival from China to Karachi held a high level meeting at CM House Karachi today to review the law & order situation and get updated briefing from the officers about law & order their achievements for maintenance of peace in the metropolis. The Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana, the IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali, the Additional IG Karachi Police Ghulam Qadir Thebo, the Commissioner Karachi Sohaib Siddiqi and other officers attended the meeting.
The IGP Sindh Ghulam Hydrer Jamali while briefing to the Chief Minister Sindh informed that as many as 1802 encounters have been made during the targeted operation as compared to the 1138 before the operation in same period. Consequently 472 criminals have been killed as compared to 126 before the operation. He informed the meeting that out of 9382 arrested criminals, 7915 have been challaned, 2104 were on bails, 7128 were confined in prisons and 150 are in police custody. The IGP Sindh Police further informed to the Chief Minister Sindh that during last 24 hours 69 raids have been conducted that resulted 05 encounters, killing of 2 and arrest of 40 criminals, where as total 472 criminals have been killed during the targeted operation as compared to 126 before the operation in same period. Giving further details, the IGP Sindh also informed that the decline of 945 murder has been achieved during the period of targeted operation, as 2882 murders cases had been reported before targeted operation, as compared to 1937 cases of murders during the operation period. Similarly as compared to 2180 targeted killing 884 have been reported during the period of targeted operation. He said that more than 60% decline in the crime rate in some heinous crime so far has been achieved. He informed the meeting that since last two to three months neither any case of kidnapping nor bank dacoit have been reported and even no incident of terrorism so far has been occurred during this period. He informed that menace of extortion has been totally eliminated from district west Karachi and added that all the criminals involved in this crime have been arrested and eliminated.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister Sindh expressed his satisfaction over the law & order situation and directed the officers to speed up their action against the terrorists, extortionist, and kidnappers. The Chief Minister Sindh said that PPP Government has committed to restore the peace in the city and whole province in all sense and put the province on the development track. He directed the officers to follow their cases till the conviction to the criminals for which they have been facilitated. He said that the Police Officers would be encouraged for their best services and sacrifices.
KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has strongly condemned the police brutalities on print and electronic media men, while they were reporting the incident of political confrontation/ protest at constitution avenue of Islamabad on Saturday and Sunday. The Chief Minister Sindh termed this act of police torture/ violence as illegal, unethical, immoral and unacceptable. The Chief Minister Sindh said that democracy guarantees the freedom of expression and it must be uphold. Syed Qaim Ali Shah expressed his sympathies with the victim journalists who were on their professional duties and sustained violence of the police.