KARACHI: Sindh cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah expressed satisfaction over the achievements accomplished by Sindh Police and Rangers under the targeted operation against the extremists, targeted killers, extortionists and kidnappers for ransom in the Karachi and decided to expedite the action against criminals with full force.
The cabinet decided for recruitment of more 100,000 cops in Sindh Police in 2014-15 and providing latest training to them from the Pak Army officers.
The cabinet decided and directed the higher authority of Sindh Police for early purchase of bullet proof waists/helmets and vehicles for which funds already have been provided to them. The cabinet directed for early implementation on safe and secured housing schemes for police personnel at or near the police stations.
Cabinet decided to enhance the security at all sensitive installations/markets, offices, complexes and main public places. The cabinet recommended the judiciary for making all approved Anti Terrorist Courts as functional and directed provincial Ministry of Law for making prosecution wing as stronger to ensure convictions to criminals.
Discussing on the celebration of the Independence Day of Pakistan, the cabinet decided to constitute five members committee headed by senior Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khohro with Sindh Minister for Local Government/Information Sharjeel Memon, Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs Faisal Subzwari, adviser to CM for Culture Sharmila Farooqi as member and provincial Secretary Innamullah Dharejo as Secretary to chalk out the detailed programme for celebrating the Independence Day with befitting manner.
Qaim said since Sindh was pioneer province of Pakistan, the Independence Day of Pakistan would be celebrated with full national enthusiasm and fervor in whole province.
He said despite of the difficulties because of geo-political and insurgency condition in upper country, the law and order in whole province including Karachi has been remained under control and Sindh Police and Rangers has made remarkable achievements in this regard.
Lauding the services and sacrifices being rendered by Pak Army at the border and Zarb-e-Azb operation, he said the day was not away when all terrorists would be completely eliminated from the surface the Pakistan.
He directed the Police officers also to fully concentrate on the all entry and exit points of the province and enhances the capacity building of the check posts there and ensured no any terrorist could enter in the province in the guise of internally displaced person.
Adviser to Chief Minister for Finance Murad Ali Shah said as against the 1,95,436 Punjab Police force we have 130,741 Police force in Sindh province but when we look into the budget-wise per capita expenditures, statistically it would be proved Sindh government was spending more on the Sindh Police as compared to Punjab government expenditure on its Police. He claimed the salaries, allowances and perks, which were presently provided to police personnel working in sensitive police stations in Karachi, have not been provided to the police anywhere in Pakistan.
However he said any reasonable scheme for the encouragement of the Sindh Police would be welcomed.
The Acting IG Sindh Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali about the crime situation in the Sindh said as against 1,501 murder cases reported in 2013, only 518 have been reported during the 2014, similarly as compare to 548 extortionist cases in 2013, 302 cases reported in 2014, likewise as against 35 cases of terrorism in 2013, 32 cases reported in 2014 while as against 113 cases of kidnapping for ransom only 61 cases have been reported in 2014 till date. He said between January 1, 2014 to August 4, 2014, as many as 2,091 encounters with criminals were held in which, 67 terrorists were killed and 32 were arrested, 266 dacoits were killed and 6,937 were arrested, 17 kidnappers were killed and 55 were arrested, 4 extortionists were killed and 166 were arrested, 3,178 criminals and 17,395 absconders were arrested in addition to 1,865 criminals arrested red-handed and 689 gangs busted.
During this period 514 kilogrammes explosive material, 8 improvised explosive devices, 15 bombs, 16 rocket propelled grenades, 7 rockets, 11 suicidal jackets, 334 hand grenades, 41 rifles grenades, 5 G-3, 253 sub machine guns (Klashnikovs), 983 rifles, 6,267 pistols have been recovered from the criminals.
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