KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah has directed finance department to release required funds for early completion of various development schemes of the home department including prisons, police stations, police check posts and residential accommodation for the police force.
Presiding over a meeting of these department officials to review progress on uplift works being carried out under the home department he said in maintaining law and order was the top most priority of the provincial government for which all available resources were being utilised.
Law enforcement personnel were on forefront in war against terrorism and it was the prime responsibility of the government to equip them with the latest weaponry, protective equipment like armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles, helmets, bullet proof jackets and easily accessible residential accommodation near their working place.
He said government of Sindh has earmarked over Rs 42 billion in current fiscal year for modernising the policing system and maintain law and order to provide a peaceful and conducive environment free from all ills to the citizens so that they could carry out their day to day business without any fear and play their active role for the development progress and prosperity of Sindh province and Pakistan.
Qaim Ali Shah said the government of Sindh was ready even to provide funds outside the budget for provision of facilities to the law enforcing personnel in addition to huge allocated amount kept for home department.
He directed the DIG Police (finance) to remain in touch with the authorities of finance department for early release of required funds for completion of development works of the home department and submit him a comprehensive report about the schemes which have been completed and nearing completion.
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