Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, deplored deteriorated law and order situation in Karachi and demanded for empowering Pakistan Rangers to check escalating criminal activities of outlaws in the metropolis.
Haleem Adil Sheikh expressed the views while talking to media persons after paying a visit to bereaved family of a young man Shahrukh Saleem who was killed outside his home by a dacoit while resisting robbery in Pakistan Employees Cooperative Housing Society the other day.
It was really heart wrenching for a mother to see her young newlywed son dying before her eyes, he bewailed adding that Shahrukh Saleem was a high spirited young man and an active political worker of PTI who sacrificed his life while securing his mother.
Owing to worsening law and order situation across the province particularly in its capital city it had become inevitable to call the Rangers for enforcement of law and maintaining the order, he maintained and stressed on the need of a wide-scale operation against criminal elements to curtail the rising incidents of crimes and to protect citizens from the outlaws.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said that Sindh police has completely failed in maintaining law and order and safety of citizens and it was obvious from the rising incidents of heinous crimes in which innocent people were losing their lives day in and day out.
He said that Special Services Unit of Sindh Police was reserved only for VIP security while personnel deputed on police stations of Karachi were busy in corrupt practices, receiving extortions and protecting land grabbing while robbers and snatchers were roaming freely to target law abiding citizens.
Haleem Adil said that PPP Sindh government’s corruption, favoritism and political interference in police department had rendered the civilian law enforcement agency ineffective and law and order situation in the province was completely out of control.
He observed that creation of SSU, ACLC and other specialized units of police come to nothing while investigation and prosecution departments of police were of no use as the most inefficient officials were placed in investigation department while government attorneys and prosecutors usually do not pursue cases efficiently or not appear in courts.
CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah was also holding portfolio of Home Minister while Murtaza Wahab was overseeing the prosecution department from 6 years and they should consider themselves answerable to the people of the province where outlaws were taking 3 to 4 lives everyday besides occurrence of numerous crime incidents, he said.