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Governor seeks clear time frame from law enforcement agencies for restoring peace

Karachi, November 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan on Saturday asked the law enforcement agencies to give a clear time frame to restore peace to the metropolis.

Chairing a law and order meeting at the Governor’s House, he said recently the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) had made concerted efforts to maintain law and order, which should be continued.

Ebad told the participants that the president, the prime minister and other senior government officials would provide full cooperation to the LEAs in this regard.

He said that the police and Rangers should carry out indiscriminate action for eliminating crime. He was of the view that the people would have a sense of security when action against criminals was taken and prosecution made effective.

The meeting also reviewed the installation of CCTV cameras in the metropolis. The governor directed that this work should be accelerated and completed soon.

He said the president and the prime minister had pledged financial support to this effect, while funds could be provided from the governor’s uplift fund as well.

Ebad said the government was giving top priority to law and order; therefore, no negligence would be tolerated. He informed the meeting that traders and industrialists had appreciated the recent actions of the LEAs against criminals.

He said there were crimes of different nature; therefore, the strategy should be chalked out accordingly.

He said terrorism, target killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, robberies and other crimes should be eliminated through strict actions.

Additional Chief Secretary Home Waseem Ahmed, Sindh Inspector General of Police Fayaz Leghari, Director General Rangers Rafiq Khan, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr Naushad Sheikh, Commissioner Karachi Hashim Raza Zaidi, AIG Police Iqbal Mehmood and others attended the meeting.

On Friday, the governor had assured the city’s business community that the law and order situation would improve in the coming days.

Talking to a delegation of the business community at the Governor’s House, he said President Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain both realised the need for taking steps to curb the growing crime rate in the metropolis. “The political will is there to curb the increasing crime rate and steps are being taken to bring the situation under control.”

Ebad said there was a need for restoring the confidence of the public, and the law enforcement agencies were taking measures for their security. “The conviction of criminals is the only solution to the problem. The law enforcement agencies’ actions must create a sense of security among the people.”

For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3
Email: press_secretary@governorsindh.gov.pk

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