Additional IG vows to change ‘Thana culture’


Staff Reporter

Ghulam Nabi Memon, Additional Inspector General of Police, Karachi visited FPCCI Head Office Karachi for an interactive session with Business Community and discussed the issues and challenges being faced by the trade and industry particularly with respect to current Law & Order situation prevailing in Karachi. While delivering the welcome address Muslim Mohamedi, Acting President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) appraised the Additional Inspector General Police of the difficulties of the Business Community related to the Law & Order situation such as street crimes in the commercial areas and industrial zones.
He appreciated that the Police has controlled the criminal elements at all levels yet there are still some street crimes shaking the confidence and trust of the Karachities. He lauded the efforts being made by police force who also sacrificed their lives in struggle to safeguard of the citizens. He also opinioned that Police Force need complete welfare facilities related to their healthcare, housing, education etc. In response to the queries and issues made in the meeting, the Additional Inspector General of Police, Karachi informed that Police Force is determined to maintain and improve law & order situation in Karachi which will result in flourishing the business activities.
He also said that some Police Stations would be merged as a model stations where posting of the police personal will be made purely on merit. He showed his resolve to change the present Thana Culture as it is the mother of all ills and did not provide sense of security to the citizens. He elaborated that for this purpose initially 8 police stations would be made Model Police Stations in Karachi. He also shared his views that economic prosperity is only possible when the confidence of the business community is ensured and by ensuring good law and order situation.
He further informed the house that a proper accounting system will be introduced to meet immediate financial and basic requirement of the Police Stations. Posting of SHOs will based on only merit and Sifarish (Recommendation) sytem will be done away with. He added that special police mobile will be roaming in the Karachi before Eid-ul-Azha to ensure curbing of looting and snatching incidences in the city.

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