Malik, Shah discuss law, order in Karachi
The decision was taken during a meeting between Rehman Malik Advisor to PM on home and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah when the Advsior to PM called on Chief Minister here today.
Although the Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that 25,000 to 30,000 police officers were not adequate for this city of huge population and an additional 10,000 policemen would soon be deployed on sensitive places, yet the business community feels that the law enforcing agencies need an updated technology support for an effective check on rising rate of horrible crimes in the city. In this regard they have suggested that besides reinforcement of the police force they should also be provided a technology support and the entire city should be brought under vigilance through information technology and cameras.
Business community feels that there is a need of speedy trials and justice so that the criminals involved in heinous crimes like kidnapping for ransom, target killing, extortions and snatching of cars at gun points could be given exemplary punishment to ensure rule of law in the society.
Meanwhile Rehman Malik has said that FIRís would be lodged against those sending extortion notes (Parchi) and those on their back and giving support and direction to them.
The meeting which held at the Chief Ministerís House discussed the law and order situation in detail.
It was decided in the meeting to take stern action against extortionists, target killers and those sending ĎParchií to traders and shopkeepers, and in this respect necessary directives were also given to the police, Rangers and law enforcement agencies.
In order to put the Station House Officer (SHO) on alert against the crime rate, it has been decided that the SHO would be held responsible for the crimes taking place in the respective jurisdictions of the relevant police stations.
In order to produce the desired results in controlling the law and order situation, all relevant agencies are also required to collaborate with the provincial government while instructions were also issued for special security arrangements during the holy month of Ramazan.