Karachi, March 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed Inspector General of Sindh Police and Additional I.G Karachi, to provide security to the media organizations in Karachi especially at the places which are under threat.
He said that the inspite of limited sources, the Sindh Government has provided the security to Religious Leaders, Political leaders, Judiciary, Journalists under threats. This he directed while holding meeting with the delegation of Gang-Group of Publication who called in him at CM House today.
The delegation which was comprised of Mr. Shahrukh Hassan Khan MD, Nazir Leghari Editor, Dr. Ziauddin Major (Rtd) Erfan, briefed the Chief Minister about their security problems. The Chief Minister Sindh said that he already had issued the general orders for providing security to all Media Organizations and institutions in Karachi, after the attacks made on some Media Organizations inspite of the fact that at Present Government and Sindh Police is experiencing the constraint of resources because of on-going targeted operation.
He said that though Government to do its best to provide the security to the media organizations but Institutions concerned should also supplement the efforts of the Government by engaging their private security as well lauding the role of Media for supporting the LEAs in fight against terrorism.
He said that still there is need of hour that Media Organizations to do more in highlighting the achievements of Sindh Police and Rangers in targeted operations. He said that it is the Media which not only encourage the Fighting Force but also to motivate the people to identify the criminals, and support the LEAs in the fight against terrorism in their own interest.
The Chief Minister Sindh directed Additional I.G Karachi Police to visit and identify the gray areas and arrange the security at the such areas under threat with consultation and co-operation of the News Organizations.
He Chief Minister stressed upon call the Media Organizations to extend their full support to Sindh Government and Fighting Force engaged in the war against terrorism considering it as National duty.
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Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
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