‘Impact of targeted operation depends upon convictions of criminals arrested’

KARACHI: Impact of targeted operation against the terrorists, kidnappers and extortionist depends upon the convictions of the criminals arrested and challaned.Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah asked the prosecuting officers to work hard, get these criminals convicted from the courts to make this ongoing targeted operation as success.He assured the officers they would be rewarded on their best performances by the government.Presenting the keys of new vehicles to the Prosecutor General Sher Muhammad And other 14 Deputy Prosecutor Generals he said Sindh government has determined to curb the crime and restore the old glories of Karachi.He said we have started targeted operation against criminal’s one hand and got the number of ATC Courts raised from 10, to 15 on other hand to ensure rule of law in the province. He said newly established 5 ATC Courts have specially been assigned to try the cases under the targeted operation.Addressing passing out parade of 29th Batch of Elite Police Course and 22th batch of Eaglet police Course at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Police Training Centre Razakabad Qaim said Sindh was fighting terrorism with full force and determination and he will not take sigh till the elimination of last terrorist. Government was making huge investment to strengthen and equip the Sindh Police with modern weapons, vehicles, APC, Bullet Proof waists and inducting 10,000 more corps and 2,000 retired Army commandos just to enable it to fight terrorists with success. Around 503 corps from Elite and 140 from Eaglets force passed out from the Centre.He said terrorism was not the problem only of Sindh but it was the problem of whole country and we have determined to eradicate it with force with the help of other stakeholders. He said in addition to budgetary allocation of Rs 42 billion additional allocation of Rs 6.5 billion has been released to Sindh Police to purchase the latest bullet proof vehicles APC and sophisticated weapon and directed IG Sindh to make the procurement as soon as possible but in transparent manner.  He said the condition of crime has been changed and we should have to equip the Sindh Police with latest training as such Razakabad Police Training Centre and Saeedabad Police Centre were being upgraded to meet the requirements of present age. He announced Rs 15 million special grants each for Razakabad and Saeedabad Police Training Centres. He said more than 30, 000 police personals have been provided latest training from this Centre while recently inducted 10,000 police personals would also be provided such latest training. He said his government was working on the project to engage Pak Army instructors for providing effective training to the Sindh Police personals on the modern lines.Paying rich tributes to the police personals who embraced with Shahadat on February 13, 2014 at Razakabad Bomb Blast attack he said terrorists were cowered and always attacking from behind but they were failed in making the Sindh Police as weak. He said though there was no substitute of life but we acknowledged the services of martyred police personnel’s with additional compensation of Rs 2.5 million including Rs 2 million on regular basis. Besides Rs 500,000 were provided to each injured of Razakabad incident. He said government was considering a proposal to raise the compensation amount for the martyred police personals. Later on talking to the media men he said ex-Additional IG Karachi Police Shahid Hayat was a good officer but we were compelled to transfer him in compliance of Apex Court decision to avoid contempt of court. He said operation against the dacoits in interior Sindh was also in progress and has yielded good result. However he said little bit law and order in upper Sindh was being affected due to Balochistan condition.IG Sindh Police Iqbal Mehmood said his department was planning to establish Cadet College on 300 acres of land at Dadu to provide qualitative academic facilities to the children of Sindh Police officials. He said the management of Rashidabad Education Institute has already offered for free education to the children of the martyred police officials.

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