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Strict security measures be evolved to protect lives of innocent People: Qaim

Karachi, November 09, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah today presided a high level law and order meeting at Chief Minister House. The meeting was attended among others by Sindh Minister for Information Mr. Sharjeel Enam Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas, Director General Rangers Sindh Maj. General Rizwan Akhatr, I.G Police Sindh Mr. Fayaz Ahmed Leghari, Additional I.G Police Karachi Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, Commissioner Karachi Mr. Hashim Raza Zaidi, Additional I.G (CID), Additional I.G Special Branch, Commander ISI, Commander MI, Joint Director IB and DIG’s of Police of East, West and South Karachi.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the Police, Rangers and other law enforcement agencies to make concerted efforts for maintenance of law and order in the province while prompt vigilance be ensured on activities of terrorists and criminals so as to protect the lives of innocent people.

Chief Minister Sindh further directed the LEA’s to have comprehensive security plan for Muharramul Haram and full security be arranged for Imam Bargahs, Mosques, processions Majalis in the province. It was decided that the procedures and permissions will remain intact during Muharram, while no other permission, change or addition of any new procession/ Jalsa gathering etc will be entertained.

Chief Minister Sindh expressed his sorrows on suicidal attack on Rangers HQs at North Nazimabat and condoled with affected families. Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced compensation of Rs 20 lac to each legal heir of affected families of 3 martyred personals of Rangers. Besides, one job will be provided to each affected family. He directed that LEAs should promptly control target killings, sectarian killings, ethnic killings and other criminal activities.

Regarding security measures during Muharam –ul-Haram, it was decided that no extra programme, meetings , Majalis etc will be allowed, except the usual and past approved permissions in the province so that the Muharam days are passed smoothly and peacefully.

It was decided to impose ban on pillion riding at Karachi, Hyderabad and Khairpur, while section 144 Cr. P.C will be imposed throughout Sindh province from tomorrow upto 11th Muharramul Haram. Chief Minister Sindh directed the police, rangers and LEAs to continue snap and proper checking elements coming from up-country.

He further directed that all trawlers, trucks, buses and vehicles be checked at all entry points of Sindh border at Punjab and Baluchistan. He stressed to develop information and intelligence of criminals and said that sufficient evidence be collected so as to get the criminals convicted from courts of law.

He further said that inflow of terrorists, criminals and weapons coming to Sindh province be stopped with prompt measures. Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that there must be effective checking at Highways, railways tracks, and directed to arrange high power scanners and detectors to be installed at entry points.

Earlier I.G Police Sindh, DG, Rangers Sindh, AIG Police Karachi and other officers presented detailed briefings. They assured the Chief Minister Sindh that prompt measures are under way so as to curb the activities of terrorists, criminals and Bhatakhors etc.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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