Action against criminals be taken across the board without considering any affiliation: Qaim

Karachi, October 20, 2012 (PPI-OT): All preventive, precautionary and proactive measures be taken to promptly maintain law and order in the province of Sindh particularly in Karachi, and lives and properties of people be protected from criminals, target killers and Bhatta Khors.

This was directed by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah while presiding over law and order meeting today held at Chief Minister House. Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the Police, Rangers and Law enforcing agencies to take strict action against the criminals across the board without considering affiliation with any political, religious or other party.

He also directed that permanent check posts be established in disturbing areas so as to curb the menace of criminals together with proper vigilance and check on anti-state elements. Chief Minster Sindh also directed that extensive patrolling of police/rangers and snap checking with thorough vigilance be ensured.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah also emphasized the need that there should be no discrimination of criminals belonging to any group or party, and criminals, target killers, Bhatta Khors etc be taken into task. He also stressed the need that there must be some substantial evidence, before sending the case in courts. Chief Minister Sindh directed that police, rangers and law enforcing agencies should try to curb the criminals.

He added that LEAs have to control the wave of crime with iron hand so as to retain complete peace. On the occasion, Sindh Information Minister Mr. Sharjeel Enam Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh, Raja Muhammad Abbas ACS(Home) Mr. Waseem Ahmed, I.G.Police Sindh Mr. Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari, Deputy D.G Rangers Brig. Muhammad Rafique Khan Additional I.G Police Karachi Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, A.I.G. Police (CID), heads of various agencies, and all D.I.G’s of police presented detailed reports about law and order.

They assured that all out efforts will be made to curb the activities of criminals. I.G Police Sindh informed that besides arrest of some sensitive criminals, today four dacoits were killed during an encounter at a house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

He said that in all 109-police men have been martyred, out of which 88-have been martyred in Karachi. He said that during the month of October 2012, 158 persons were killed in Karachi. He said that there is decline in road/highways robberies.

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