Check posts being setup to curb smuggling

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Upon directives of the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP), Ghulam Nabi Memon, joint check posts (JCPs) are to be established at border points of Sindh and Punjab to curb the menace of cross-border smuggling and other criminal activities.

Officials said the move was taken after a meeting was held recently with IGP Memon in chair, during which the overall law and order situation of Sindh was discussed.

During the meeting, he stressed the need for forming JCPs between Punjab and Sindh as many of the investigation reports and disclosures had revealed that criminals frequently travelled between the two provinces.

It was also decided to include the excise and taxation department’s officials at the JCP locations and coordination shall also be ensured between the law enforcers from both the provinces in order to curb the crime.

Since many issues emerged in the meeting belonged to the Ghotki district, the Ghotki SP was ordered to devise a comprehensive strategy for coordination between the Sindh and Punjab police and deploy officials at the established check posts.

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