IG Police orders specific security plans for cattle markets

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has directed the department to develop a fool proof security focused contingency plan for approved cattle markets being established on Super Highway as well as other designated sites in the metropolis as well as around the province.

Chairing a meeting here on Friday he advised the police department officials to ensure immediate coordination with all other concerned departments for security and safety of traders bringing their cattle and general public reaching there to get animal for sacrificial purposes. Efficient and fool proof security arrangements should be equally complimented with adequate traffic arrangements so as to avert any sort of chaos said IG Jamali on the occasion.

For the purpose he said a security specific survey be conducted of all routes going towards Super Highway Cattle Market and settlements located around the place. This he said must be in accordance to crimes committed there as well as police record about criminals nabbed from there. We have to maintain a strict vigil on these surrounding localities that have a record of criminal activities said the police chief of Sindh.

With specific reference to survey the IGP Sindh said raids must be conducted on basis of surveillance and record available at different police stations in the area. He reiterated that all legal formalities must be met to nab those with criminal record again with specific reference to cattle snatching robberies and harassment.

The police chief said make shift police pickets must also be established around the cattle markets specially one on the Super Highway to restore confidence of the people and consequent protection of cattle traders and buyers. He also ordered special security measures at the parking lots reserved for cars and motorcycles at the market coupled with constant monitoring intelligence collection and sharing around the cattle market.

“We particularly need to be in constant contact with bomb disposal squad to avert as well as handle any untoward incident,” said Ghulam Haider Jamali. Under the Cattle Markets specific Contingency Plan, the IG Police said patrolling snap checking picketing localities specific recking must also be expedited across Karachi.

“All police stations must remain in constant contact while all Madadgar 15 Centres must also be in contact so as to immediately respond to any public complaint,” said the provincial police chief. He also ordered the officials to keep vigil on criminal elements and surveillance on every suspicious activity registered in different areas.