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Murad for sustainable peace in city

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday reiterating his commitment to make the city peaceful

December 26, 2018

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday reiterating his commitment to make the city peaceful and prosperous directed the law enforcement agencies to make foolproof security arrangements accordingly.

Presiding over a emergent meeting to review law and order here at CM House, Murad Ali Shah said that during the last six weeks six terrorist incidents have taken place in the city and could be not tolerated.

Therefore, the law enforcement agencies particularly the police should take strict security measures and improve their performance.

He recalled and counted that on November 17 a blast in Landhi claimed innocent lives, Chinese Consulate was attacked, a vehicle in District South was attacked, a Mehfl-e-Milad was attacked with a cracker in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, PSP workers were killed in their office and now former parliamentarian Ali Raza Abidi has been killed.

This shows that the disbursed terrorists were getting organized once again and we are twiddling our thumbs, he said and directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) to improve performance of the police.

The CM said that there was no political interference in the police affairs and being In charge Minister of the Home Department, he has made the police department as an independent organisation.

He said that out of six three incidents have happened in South district, therefore South police have to be more vigilant and active.

"I want you to conduct security audit of the city and strengthen security at the vulnerable points, he said and directed the IGP to keep sending him day to day reports on law & order situation in the province in general and in the city in particular."

Briefing the chief minister on the incident of Ali Raza Abdi, Deputy IGP (DIGP) South Javed Odho told the chief minister that five cartages have been found from the spot where Ali Raza Abdi was shot dead.

The cartages were sent for forensic test and the report has revealed that the pistol has been used in some other incidents which were already under investigation.

He said that the mobile phone of Ali Raza Abdi has been taken into custody and was being decoded so that his messages and calls could be checked for investigation purpose.

It was revealed in the meeting that the police and Rangers have made some important arrests and they were sure that some solid clues would be unearthed to help arrest the killers of Ali Raza Abdi.

The chief minister categorically said he wanted the arrest of the killers not the clues. "I want you to arrest the killers and report me," he told the police.

The IGP was directed by the CM during the meeting to initiate recruitments in police on merit basis.

The chief minister directed the chief secretary to expedite the procedure of safe city project and also directed him to implement the decision of installation of tracker in motorbikes.

The meeting decided to keep an eye on the movement of the culprits released from the jails during last two months.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, CM Advisor on Information Murtaza Wahab, Pakistan Rangers Sindh Director General Major General Muhammad Saeed, IGP Dr. Kaleem Imam, provincial heads of intelligence agencies, DIGP South and other officers concerned.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018