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Kidnapping of Barrister Awais Shah and killing of Amjad Sabri are big challenges to work out and both cases have shaken the confidence of citizens which government has restored: Qaim Ali Shah

Karachi, June 27, 2016 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the kidnapping of Barrister Awais Shah and killing of prominent qawwali singer Amjad Sabri are big challenges to work out and both the cases have shaken the confidence of the citizens which the government has restored. “Now, we have to recover the barrister and arrest the killers of Amjad Sabri and have to block the future activities of the terrorists.”

This he said while presiding over a special cabinet meeting on law and order here at the CM House today. The meeting was attended by all the cabinet members. He said that the with the hard work and dedication of law enforcement agencies (LEA) the government restored peace in the city by crushing the terrorists, extortionists, kidnappers and target killers.

“We have utilised all our resources, strengthened our forces { police and Rangers} and also encouraged our intelligence agencies through rewards and I must appreciate that everyone has done a wonderful jobs – I must appreciate,” he said and added “we have to do more with new spirit and close coordination,” he said.

Inspector General of Police AD Khwaja briefed the cabinet about the kidnapping of Barrister Awais Shah through the maps of the route right from High Court to Super Market and then his kidnapping and movement of the car in which he was taken away. He said that the police have conducted a number of raids and have arrested some suspects.

The kidnappers were trying to misguide the LEAs by switching on and switching off the cell phone of Barrister Awais Shah. “We still believe that he {Awais Shah} has been kept in Karachi and with the help of all the agencies and using the technology we would recover him safe and sound shortly,” the IG assured.

Talking about Amjad Sabri, the IGP said that the LEA were very close to his killers. “The police and other agencies are working closely and would give results very soon,” he said. The chief minister taking some important decisions ordered the chief secretary to sit together with IGP and start upgrading CCT cameras all over the city and also install more where necessary. “I want CCTV coverage of the entire city,” he said and added that Command and Control Centres must be responsive and keep an eagle eye instead of just send reports to the concerned authorities.

He directed the IGP to start recruitment of police. “I am authorising you to appoint constables and ASI on merit then refer them to SPSC, if necessary,” he said and added that “we have announced recruitment of 20,000 policemen in our budget but you {IGP} have to expedite the process to cover shortfall,” he said.

The chief minister also directed the Senior Minister for Finance to arrange funds so that the courts and residences of the judges being constructed in the Central jail could be done on war footings. “It is our responsibility to provide adequate security to the judges of Supreme Court, high court and ATC judges,” he said and added that they have given courageous decisions therefore; the terrorists have started harassing them by attacking them and their children.

He directed the IGP and chief secretary to work out security plan of the judges, their families and other important communities and people. “I would urge you to take the concerned chief justices into confidence while preparing their security plan,” he said.

The chief minister also directed the IGP to start producing necessary gadgets and equipments whatever he needed. “I would provide you funds,” he said. The chief minister in his concluding remarks thanked the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif for taking personnel interest in restoring peace in Karachi.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +92-21-99202019
Cell: +92-300-3524057 (Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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