Additional IGP Sindh Operations, Dr. Amir Ahmed Sheikh has visited Headquarters of FPCCI at Federation House, Karachi. He was greeted by the Office Bearers and top leadership of FPCCI. The high-profile delegation also included Mr. Imran Yaqoob Minhas, Additional IGP Karachi; Mr. Javed Akbar Riaz, DIG South and Mr. Iqbal Dara, DIG Traffic.
Mr. Faisal Abdul Sattar Edhi, Chairman Edhi Foundation, was guest of honor. In his address, he apprised the audiences that Edhi Foundation is setting traffic & civic sense-related training schools to help save precious lives and also raise awareness in law & order issues.Mr. Hanif Lakhany, VP FPCCI, said that the business community acknowledges the sacrifices made by the Police Force and want better liaison with them to promote investment climate and encourage investors to invest more in the province.
Mr. Nasir Khan, VP FPCCI, said that he is aware of the issues and challenges faced by the Police Force; but, there are no other way at the disposal of the business community; other than to demand better law & order from the Government of Sindh and its law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Amir Sheikh informed the audience that Karachi was ranked 6th Most Dangerous City of the World in 2013 and now its ranking has been improved to 122nd; which, according to him, is a huge achievement.
He added that the street crimes in Karachi have come down by at least 30% in the last two and half months and kidnapping in Sindh have come down by 80% in the same period; after the change in upper brass of the Sindh Police.
Mr. Imran Yaqoob Minhas, Additional IGP Karachi, said that Urban Policing in Karachi is way different than what the West have in their metropolitan cities.
They have way more gadgetry, technological tools and funds than we have in Karachi.Mr. Javed Akbar Riaz, DIG South Karachi, said that Karachi South has experienced a major drop in crime rate in recent months and it will continue the downward trajectory.
Mr. Iqbal Dara, DIG Traffic, said that driving license issuance has been expedited in Karachi and an urgent license issuance mechanism may be devised on the lines of urgent passport issuance to help those in the need of urgent issuance of new or renewal driving licenses.
Mr. Abdul Wahab G.M., Convener FPCCI’s Central Standing Committee on Law & Justice, said that he appreciates the participation of the top brass of Sindh Police in the meeting and requested Mr. Amir Sheikh to nominate two focal persons for FPCCI – one male & one female police officer – to help resolve their urgent and important legal & security issues swiftly to create a sense of security among the business community.