Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah appreciating the performance of the provincial police for busting leading gangs of drug dealers and smugglers directed the department to comb out black sheep from their ranks.
“I have reports that some of the policemen are allegedly working as facilitators to the drug dealers and their presence in the police is detrimental for the reputation of the police service, therefore they must be combed out and brought to book.”
He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting on law and order here at CM House.
The meeting was attended by acting Chief Secretary QaziShahid Pervez, IG Police Mushtaq Maher, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Adl IG CTD Ghulam Nabi Maher, Adl IG Karachi Imran Minhas, DIGs UmerShahid, Saqib Ismail, Akbar Riaz, Pir M. Shah, Nauman Siddiqui and Adl Secretary to CM FayazJatoi.
The chief minister, apart from overall maintenance of law and order, has given special tasks to the police to conduct operations against drug dealers and curb crime against women, children and minorities.
The IG Police briefing the chief minister said that during the last 10 days, August 21 to 31, 2021 over all five cases were registered against crime against minorities, 22 cases of offense against women, nine cases against crime against children, 198 cases against trade in contrabands and 798 cases against drug mafia.
The chief minister was told that 798 cases of drug trafficking were registered against which 879 accused were arrested.
The recovery was huge in terms of quantity, the IG said and added 547.851 kg charas, 19.3 kg Ice, 10.65 kg heroin, 2.82 kg opium and 17307 liters of liquor have been recovered.
The chief minister was told that two major gangs of drug trafficking have been busted by arresting their leaders and gangsters. One of the gangsters was a Afghani and the other belonged to Balochistan.
Meanwhile, the CM also chaired a meeting to resolve the disputes between Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Karachi Development Authority (KDA) over parking lots and directed them to withdraw their cases from the courts.
The meeting was attended by Local Govt Minister Nasir Shah, Administrator KMC MurtazaWahab, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Special Secretary Local Government Khalid Chachar, DG KDA Asif Memon and Director KDA Khalid Masror.
Administrator MurtazaWahab told the meeting that a dispute between KMC and KDA was going on in the court over the ownership of a parking lot at Bara-Dari which has been rented out to a local [PC] hotel for Rs3.5 million annually.
Local government Nasir Shah said that the plot belonged to the KMC and the defunct city district government had constructed the underground parking lot.
He added that in those days the KDA was a part of the city government. Now the matter is in court from last many years and the rent was being deposited in the court.
At this the chief minister decided that the land on which underground parking has been developed belonged to the KMC, therefore the area should be taken over by KMC.
Wahab said that another dispute between the KMC and KDA was over the ownership of Parking Plaza at Saddar.
Local Government Minister Nasir Shah said that the land on which Parking Plaza has been constructed belonged to KDA and expenditures incurred on the constructions were taken out from the city government funds.
At this the chief minister decided that the owner of the land was the KDA, therefore the parking Plaza should be given to the KDA.