Shaheen Force active in city to eradicate crimes: Odhu

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Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odhu says that kidnapping for ransom, target killing and other heinous crimes have decreased in the city, but street crime has increased and the role of the Shaheen Force is very important in this regard.

Shaheen Force has formed a few days ago which is showing positive results so far 4 encounters have been conducted while many criminals have been arrested. Shaheen Force has also been given a cash reward of more than 2 lakh rupees in a few days.

He expressed these views while addressing the industrialists of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) at a luncheon meeting.

KATI Patron-in-Chief SM Muneer, President Salman Aslam, KITE Limited CEO Zubair Chhaya, CPLC Chairman Zubair Habib, UBG Sindh Region Chairman Khalid Tawab, Senior Vice President Maheen Salman, Vice President  Farrukh Qandhari, former presidents Zahid Saeed, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Danish Khan, Sheikh Umar Rehan, Johar Qandhari, Ehtshamuddin, Tariq Malik, Sheikh Manzar Alam, DIG East Muqadas Haider, SSP Korangi Faisal Bashir Memon, SSP Malir Syed Irfan Bahadur, SSP Traffic Korangi Saadat Ali Yasin, SSP East Abdul Rahim Shirazi and other senior officials and members were present.

Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odhu said that last year 5500 criminals were arrested, while this year this number has exceeded 6600.

It is hoped that the Safe City project will be launched in Karachi in 2 years, which will help in preventing crimes. He said that Karachi city was ranked 106th on the global list of 250 crime-affected cities last year, which has improved to 128th this year.

The Additional IG Karachi said that after 2012 and 2013, it was the business community that raised its voice against kidnappings for ransom, target killings and extortions in the city, following which the law enforcement agencies, especially the Rangers and the police took action and restored the peace of the city.

He further said that he welcomes KATI’s concerns on the jurisdiction of police stations in the city and will decide the limitations and jurisdiction of police stations in consultation with KATI.

Javed Alam Odhu said that in Fifth Generation War, negative propaganda is used to affect institutions and the reputation or economy of any country, a well-known export company in Korangi a few days ago was also fall victim to the same, which was fabricated and negative propaganda aimed to weaken Karachi economically.

He said that steps are being taken to get new vehicles, and soon new mobile vehicles will be provided to police stations.

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