IGP ORDERS TO ESTABLISH WOMEN/CHILD DESK AT EACH POLICE STATION

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: IGP Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has directed police to ensure establishment of Women and Child Desks in every Police Station in the shortest possible time. He was presiding over a high level meeting at CPO here today. The meeting was attended by Addl. IGP Karachi/Traffic Ghulam Qadir Thebo, DIsG of Crime, Establishment, HeadQuarters, RRF; AIsG of Operations, Welfare, R&D, Muhafiz, Finance and Director IT Sindh Police. DIsG of Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, and DIG of South, West & East Ranges participated the meeting through video conference.
IGP said that the women/child desk would ensure assistance to citizens in cases pertaining to women and children. IGP also reviewed the overall security measures and crime detections rate. “The security apparatus needs to be revisited and upgraded. The Existing Forensic Facilities are required to be extended and necessary steps be taken for establishment of DNA Laboratory”, he added.
Ghulam Haider Jamali also reviewed in details the existing anti-crime strategy and directed to launch a comprehensive crack-down against criminals involved in organized crimes and other social evils. He further directed to accelerate the on-going drive to apprehend Proclaimed Offenders & Absconders and submit progress report in this regard on daily basis. IGP also reviewed progress of investigation into the cases of kidnapping for ransom and missing persons. He directed for practical efforts for the recovery of abductees.
IGP while reviewing the target killing incidents in the city apprised himself about the case to case investigation pertaining to sectarian killing cases. He directed for the prevention of such ugly incidents and to detect the registered cases on priority basis. He further directed to re-activate/re-establish Peace Committees including religious leaders of all different sects for mutual sectarian harmony and to weed out the nefarious designs of evil elements hatching conspiracies. He said that the all range DIsG must convene meetings with the religious leaders and submit compliance report, as soon as possible.
Jamali also analyzed the progress into Shaheed Police Personnel cases and issued pertinent instructions to Karachi Police and Crime Branch. He also evaluated the procedure of financial and other welfare facilities/assistance to the legal heirs of police shaheeds. He said that likewise Karachi, plots to the legal heirs of Police Shaheed would be provided in other police ranges for which the pieces of land are being identified. The meeting at this stage discussed at length the Witness Protection measures and implementation of Witness Protection Act. IGP directed to remove the bottle-necks, if any, and adopt practical steps to provide the security to the witnesses as per the law.
The chair appreciated the endeavors of Police in maintaining Law and Order action against criminals especially during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid. IGP said the Provincial Cabinet during its meeting on the other day also expressed appreciation in this regard.