Police and Rangers will continue to improve law & order and achieved objectives: CM

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has appreciated the overall achievements of the Karachi targeted operation and said that it was because of the spirit and commitment of Sindh Police and Rangers that law & order has been improved. The Chief Minister Sindh ruled out the impression about the changes in the Police team engaged in targeted operation and said that transfer of Ex- Additional IGP Karachi Shahid Hayat was made in compliance of the Court’s orders but he assured that, present team to continue the operation against the criminals without any interference. He said that no time limit was fixed for targeted operation and it to be continued so far insurgency in concerned.
This he observed while presiding over the meeting of law & order at CM House Karachi today. The Sindh Minister for Information Mr. Sharjeel Enam Memon, Home Secretary Dr. Niaz Abassi, DG Rangers Sindh Rizwan Akhtar, IG Police Sindh Iqbal Mehmood, Principal Secretary to CM Alam uddin Bullo, Secretary to Law Mir Muhammad Shaikh, Advocate General Sindh Abdul Fatah Malik and Additional IGP Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo, All DIGs of Karachi Police, and other officers from Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) attended the meeting. Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister Sindh said that though the LEAs were fighting to terrorists with full force and commitment but net result of this fight depends on the convictions to the arrested criminals by the Courts.
He asked the other stakeholders, individuals and organizations also to perform at the par of LEAs to make this targeted operation as more successful.
He constituted three members committee comprising on Provincial Secretaries of Home, Law and Advocate General of Sindh to co-ordinate and convince the Judiciary to expedite the cases challaned under the targeted operation. The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Sindh Government will not allow any interference in operational working of Police and Police Officers will be posted only on the merit basis.
He said that his Government was working to strengthen the Sindh Police and added that Karachi Police will continue its operational autonomy.
The Chief Minister Sindh asked Inspector General of Sindh Police for early procurement of APC,
bullet proof vehicles, vastes, helmets and other equipments. He also asked him to engage technocrats for implementation on the schemes of construction of residential buildings to provide housing facilities to the Police Officials within or near Police station.
The Chief Minister Sindh further said that consultations to enhance the compensation to the heirs of Police/Rangers martyrs was in progress to boost-up moral value of the forces.
The Chief Minister Sindh further informed that in addition to ongoing procurement of 10,000 Police personnel more Police personnel will be inducted in the Sindh Police in the coming year while efforts are being made to institutionalize and sustain the best practices of the Police. He said that the budget of the Sindh Police is also being increased in next financial year 2014-15 to meet its all requirements and objectives.
The Inspector General of Sindh Police while briefing the meeting said that, law & order situation was quite under control in Karachi and Interior Sindh due to prompt action by Sindh Police. He said good achievements have been made in operation against dacoits and highways robberies in the Interior Sindh, where abandoned check posts are being utilized. He said that a gang of kidnappers has been arrested/ busted and some of abductees have been recovered.
The Home Secretary while briefing the meeting said that a committee headed by Additional IGP Sindh has been constituted to identify the proper location for construction of check posts at all entry & exit points at Sindh’s borders and Karachi city as per decision made in earlier meeting.
He said that NADRA has been approached to resolve the serious issues of aliens/illegal immigrants in Karachi who are being considered main factors of crime. Besides authorities concerned are being approached to get the illegal SIMs blocked. He also said that the contingency plan to stop the construction of unauthorized Madaris is being prepared.
The Provincial Secretary Law Mir Muhammad Shaikh briefed the meeting about the convictions awarded by the Courts to the criminals during this month of May, 2014 and added that 34 different convictions have been awarded to the criminals of heinous crime and 22 convictions were awarded under the Arms act by the ATC.