IGP denies any network of banned terrorist outfits

Hyderabad

The Inspector General Sindh Police A D Khwaja has denied that the banned terrorist outfits have established a network in Sindh. Talking to the media after inaugurating the ‘Reporting Center’ at Makki Shah police station here Friday, the IG rejected the rumours that any terrorist network had a foothold in the province.
“There may be people who share extremist tendencies similar to them but their is no network,” he emphasized. Khwaja informed that the federal government had been informed about the seminaries in Sindh which were suspected to promote extremism and recommended to maintain strict vigilance on those seminaries.
He said after the terrorist attack on the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan the security of shrines in the province had been beefed up.
“We have declared 9 shrines in Sindh as very sensitive and security measures at those places had been ensured accordingly,” he told. According to him, the security audit of the shrines had been prepared by a committee of senior police and Auqaf departments’ officials. The installation of CCTV cameras, increasing the height and width of the boundary walls, a control room and deployment were the measures being adopted for the shrines in addition to deployment of lady police as well, he added. The IG said adequate security was also being provided to all the Mosques and Imambargahs during Friday prayers.
Talking about the center, the IG informed that 50 such centers were being set up in the police stations of Hyderabad division to facilitate the citizens who come to the police stations to report crime or get help. “The centers will work independently of the police stations,” he clarified.
DIG Hyderabad Khadim Hussain Rind, SSP Irfan Baloch and representatives of the business community attended the inauguration.—APP

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