The Sindh government has decided to launch massive action against the unregistered, applied for registration, vehicle without number plates, fake number plates , tinted glass vehicles and vehicles running on open letters and owners of such vehicles have been given a week’s time, otherwise from February 28, all such vehicles will be confiscated. Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon along with Excise and Taxation Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla and Chief Minister Sindh’s Adviser on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab announced following the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sindh at a Press Conference held today at Sindh Archives Complex.
The minister said that this non-stop campaign will be started after a week and nobody will be given any relaxation. He said that no showroom owner have authority to sale any unregistered vehicle.
Whoever sells an unregistered vehicle and if such vehicle is used in any crime, the showroom owner will also be held liable for the crime. He said that after the attack on the Karachi Police Office on Friday, the Sindh government has taken important decisions and it has been decided to make SOPs for tackling such emergency situation in future.
He said that such emergency situation, the traffic will be managed in that area. The traffic police will play its role in this, but the public and all other stakeholders are also requested to cooperate fully in this regard. He said that in such a situation, the public will be informed through broadcasting organizations, FM radio and social media, to keep their vehicles in one lane and one lane to be completely kept empty and open for police, law enforcement agencies, ambulances, fire brigades and other related agencies to reach the scene.
He said that as soon as the incident happened on Friday, the ambulance service of private welfare organizations parked their vehicles in front.
He said that we appreciate their spirit. But if 10 vehicles are required while 100 of vehicles are moved ahead. It will block the way and create difficulty for police and law enforcement agencies to proceed and perform their work. He said that now the SOP has been made that after consulting the Deputy Commissioner and SSP of relevant area, the vehicles will be allowed to go ahead in such a situation. Sharjeel Inam Memon said that Chief Secretary Sindh will convene a meeting with all private ambulance organizations in this regard. He said that media vehicles also reached the spot to air breaking news. Sharjeel Inam Memon said that breaking news is not important in such a situation.
He pointed out that some channels aired that ten terrorists are inside the compound which diverted the attention of police and security agencies. He said that on such an occasion the media needs to work with more responsibly and attentively and should proceed with consultation of administration. In this regard, he said that PEMRA will also be consulted. Sharjeel Inam Memon said that after one week no one will be allowed to display weapons, those displaying weapons will be arrested and FIR will be registered against them.
He said that no one will be spared in the campaign no matter how influential he is. Sharjeel Inam Memon said that no concession will be given to government ministers, advisors, members of assemblies and opposition party members. He clarified that only police, rangers and other law enforcement personnel will be allowed to carry weapons in uniform, no official without uniform will be allowed to carry weapons. He said that even gaurds of private security agency will not have the authority to display weapons in uniform. If a person is found to be involved in the display of weapons, he will face the law.