Police role, sacrifices for establishing peace in Karachi commendable: Saeed

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Minister for Information & Archives and Labor Saeed Ghani has said that the challenges being faced by the police force today had never been greater. The provincial minister said that previously the task of the police force might had been limited to the elimination of minor offenses, but since terrorism had spread all over the world, the police was facing huge challenges.
Saeed Ghani said that we were proud that our police force, along with Rangers and intelligence agencies, had not only dealt with the situation befittingly, but also despite their lack of resources and appropriate training they were facing perilous situation couragelously. He said this while addressing as chief guest the passing out parade ceremony at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Police Training Institute on Tuesday. Saeed Ghani said that through his presence here today he not only had the opportunity to inspect the police’s passing out parade, but he could also see the practical display of police force’s skills.
The provincial minister for information said that today he had also had the opportunity to encourage the young and enthuastic police personnel who were going to protect the lives of their fellow citizens after completing their training here. He said he was pleased that more than eighteen hundred young people completed their training today, and that included more than 140 women. Saeed Ghani said that today our police force was facing a much tougher enemy, which was not only equipped with sophisticated weapons, but also well trained.
The provincial minister said that despite all these facts, the pride with which our police force confronted this fierce enemy was extremely commendable. He said that today the responsibilities of our Police force had increased manifold. Saeed Ghani said that those who constantly criticized the police’s performance should also acknowledge the fact that by sacrificing their lives, our police force had destroyed the fortress of terrorism and maintained peace and security.
The minister said that when the terrorists were bent on killing the police personnel and the police force sacrificed their lives to protect us and we did not stand with them on this occasion it not only disappointed them but also lowered their morale. Saeed Ghani said, “We have also seen the time when officers and jawans of our brave police force who participated in the police operation in Karachi were picked up and martyred and we were unable to arrest their killers.” The provincial minister said that today we were happy that we stood with our police force who had made many sacrifices to establish and maintain law and order in the province.
There was a time when unrest and extortion was rampant throughout the province, especially in the city of Karachi, while with the sacrifices of our police personnel today the incidents of extortion and unrest are in control largely,” Saeed Ghani said. He said that like in big cities of every developed country, there were still crimes being committed in Karachi and criminals were there, which were needed to be controlled and arrested.