New unit set up to end corruption, misconduct in police dept

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The Sindh police have decided to form a new unit within the police department under the supervision of an Additional Inspector General (AIG) ranked official in order to introduce accountability and transparent policing in the province, it was learnt on Tuesday.

The Internal Accountability Unit (IAU) in the police replaces an older and now quashed post of AIG Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), and the senior cop Farhat Junejo will be heading the newly formed unit.

Higher echelons of Sindh Police have confirmed the development and said the inception of new post and scrapping of the old one have been approved by the provincial government.

A letter to this effect will soon be out by the Home Department of Sindh to notify the AIG to oversee IAU whose purpose is to address the complaints made against the coppers and to end the corruption in the department.

Earlier today, the Sindh Government reportedly put together a committee for the scrutiny of credentials as it launches a crackdown against bogus and counterfeit domiciles and permanent residency certificates (PRCs) across the province.

The additional chief secretary is put in charge of the committee which will oversee the domicile and PRC applications and the applicants will have to establish their residence to get it made.

The residents of a high-end neighborhood of the port city have on Tuesday installed about 42 CCTV cameras across the area to mitigate rising street crime incidence and a control room for the monitoring has been setup whose inauguration was performed by city’s police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon.

Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon addressed the session in Clifton Park where a control room has been established for the monitoring of CCTV cameras installed across the area under Safe City Project.

AIG Memon said police officials from London have admired the SCP in Lahore and now we are translating that into Karachi as well following the instructions of Chief Minister Sindh.Ours SCP will be better than that of Lahore, Memon said.

Earlier, in the Police rank and file, the Sindh police decided to form a new unit within the police department under the supervision of an AIG-ranked official in order to introduce accountability and transparent policing in the province.

The Internal Accountability Unit (IAU) in the police replaces an older and now quashed post of AIG Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), and the senior cop Farhat Junejo will be heading the newly formed unit.

Higher echelons of Sindh Police have confirmed the development and said the inception of new post and scrapping of the old one has been approved by the provincial government.