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Innovative structural reforms to enhance police capacity, rapid response

KARACHI: Innovative structural reforms are being introduced in the Sindh police to enhance its capacity and rapid response in controlling the crime.Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah presiding over a meeting regarding launching of computerisation criminal record office project and detection of illegal number plates of the vehicles in the Karachi said Sindh government has spent huge amount in maintaining law and order in the province and would not hesitate to spare more funds to follow criminals. He said establishment of crime record office with collaboration of Karachi police and Citizen Trust Against Crime (CTAC) would be proved an innovative and effective step towards controlling the crime in the city. He said computerisation of criminal record would also be helpful not only to have access to criminals but get them convicted from courts as well. He said mostly stolen or snatched vehicles were being used for crime but after launching this project this trend would be decreased to minimum level as vehicle in question would immediately be traced out under command of this project. Sindh government needs help from the National Database Registration Authority and civil society to curb the crime with success. He said we were living in modern age and we wanted to use all modern methodologies/technologies to achieves designed goals in each field including maintain law and order. He asked officers to go ahead towards the automation of their organisation and directed for effective linkages. Sindh Minister Excise and Taxation said his department was extending full help to Karachi police and CTAC for verification of thousands of illegal vehicles playing on the roads. He said he was bringing latest reforms in the excise department by introducing security feature number plates of the vehicles and it would give more access to Sindh police to the un registered and stolen vehicles. Singer Shahzad Roy on behalf of CTAC claimed NADRA agreed for criminal’s verification under crime record office project, which was jointly run by Karachi police and CTAC. He said joint venture project would bring 113 police stations online however, he stressed for expediting the implementation on this project and giving at real ownership from government of Sindh. Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana, Secretary to CM Alumuddin Bullow, Secretary Excise Abdul Majeed Pathan, Secretary Law Mir Muhammad Shaikh, DIG Police Sultan Khuwaja and other officers attended the meeting.

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