KARACHI: Sindh government would appoint a batch of one thousand retired Army soldiers, in addition to induction of 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah directed Inspector General Sindh Police to complete the purchasing process of 5,000 bullet proof jackets and 100 bullet proof mobiles within shortest possible time and also to submit complete PC-I for establishment of DNA laboratory at Karachi.
He said it was very much essential for detection of evidence and criminals besides he directed the Home Department to submit the proposal for separating 4 to 5 anti-terrorism courts (ATCs) and specifying same only to try the cases relating to ongoing targeted operation and also to arrange trial of high profile cases outside Karachi.
He directed the officers not to stop the ongoing peaceful protest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers but to show their tolerance and deal with political protestors in such a way so that no either party should be disturbed.
Presiding over the high level meeting to review law and order situation in the province Qaim appreciated the efforts and achievements of law enforcement agencies and said due to their efforts, there was substantial reduction and even respite in some crime at Karachi and whole province as well.
Still there is lack of coordination 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 the challans presented in the courts were in order with proper evidences so 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 anti terrorist courts only for the cases relating to the targeted operation and arrange trial of high profile cases outside Karachi to ensure resulted oriented and speedy trail of these cases of targeted operation.
In addition to combat the crime the Sindh government was simultaneously 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 and order in Sindh.
We believe in the democracy and in democracy peaceful protest is the legal rights of each individual and organisation. He said since the PTI protest was peaceful as such, the officers should 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.
Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali said 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 out of 1,084 cases challaned in ATC courts, conviction in 76 cases has been made. He said 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 months.
He said out of 15 cases of bank robbery 14 have been worked out. He said that establishment of DNA laboratory is essential needed to curb the crime.
Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana, Secretary Law Mir Mohammad Shaikh, Advocate General Fatah Malik, Special Secretary Home Mohammad Nawaz Shaikh, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, Additional IGP Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo, the officers of LEAs, all DIGs of Sindh Police and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
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