Karachi, August 04, 2016 (PPI-OT): Sindh Advisor Information and Archives Moula Bux Chandio said on Thursday that law and order situation in Karachi is improving significantly soon after new Sindh Chief Minister has assumed the charge of his office.
“The interior ministry has approved a 90-day extension in the special policing powers of Sindh Rangers in Karachi and has also issued notification in this regard. There is sharp decline in target killing, extortion, robberies and dacoities in Karachi after which people are passing their social and business life with peace,” Chandio said in a statement.
The advisor said that Sindh government is fully empowered under the 18th Constitutional Amendment to take decision for maintaining law and order; however, consultation with the federal government is required in this regard, which has been fulfilled constantly.
He said: “The Rangers and police will now continue operation against terrorism, extortion and target killing, and no criminal will be let move free, he said. “Sindh government and Rangers actions in Karachi are in accordance with the National Action Plan, which was approved by major political parties. “
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the provincial law department to appoint 25 special prosecutors on urgent basis so that newly established anti-terrorism courts can start functioning smoothly, while efficient prosecution in ATC cases could be streamlined, said advisor.
He said that Sindh government has been working for the capacity building of the police force through training centres. The police have also been equipped with modern sophisticated weapons. Sindh government controls police, while Rangers is controlled by the federal government as it is a federal paramilitary force, he added.
He said: “Some political parties are conducting politics on Rangers affairs and are mixing politics and Rangers issues together, which is a bad omen. Now Rangers have been given special powers by Sindh government; therefore, no politics on Rangers affairs will be allowed.”
He said that Sindh Chief Minister’s top priority is to provide peace to people belonging to all segments of the society and all schools of the thought. Everything will improve when peace continues to thrive. Sindh Chief Minister has directed Cabinet members and top bureaucrats to resolve public problems on priority basis.
Chandio said that PPP believes in peace and stability and that is why it is a federal entity. “PPP wants strong federation and strong provinces as per Constitution. We want federal government should stay away from interfering into Sindh government’s constitutional powers and cooperate with it so that socio-economic development could make significant progress,” he said.
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Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401