Cabinet approves 0.5% job quota for transgenders; dismisses power plant on CJ Link Canal.

KARACHI -- Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Wednesday that the Sindh Cabinet had approved the fixation of 0.5% job quota for transgender community in recruitment in Sindh police. Wahab said that the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah told the Cabinet members that he wanted to bring the members of the transgender community to the mainstream. The adviser said that the Chief Minister while felicitating the transgender community on behalf of the members of Sindh Cabinet, said that he would like to make them a useful and effective member of the society. He also asked them to keep their documents ready as from now onwards they were eligible for seeking government jobs. Wahab said this while briefing the media after the conclusion of the cabinet meeting. The Sindh Chief Minister presided over the meeting while all the ministers, advisers and relevant officers, including Chief Secretary and Inspector General of Police were present during the meeting. He said that the Sindh Chief Minister had asked the people of the transgender community to pay special attention to their education. Wahab said that Inspector General of Police Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam while briefing Cabinet members told that comparatively, Sindh police's performance had improved. One of the evidences of which was the improvement of Karachi's position in the world crime index comparison. He said that according to IGP Sindh, Karachi was at number 6th in the world crime index in 2014, and now in 2019, it was at 70th position. The adviser said that according to Sindh Police Chief, a clear decline in the incidents of street crimes and kidnapping for ransom was observed in the port city. He said that the Inspector General of Sindh Police told the cabinet members that few of the biggest contributing factors to the rise in street crimes in the metropolis were the constant rise in unemployment, illegal immigrants and drug addicts. The IGP said that the general public mostly avoided registering cases in public stations. According to the IGP Sindh, the traffic police collected Rs 766 million from the violators for violating various traffic rules. The Sindh Chief Minister directed IGP to further control street crimes in Karachi, Wahab said. The adviser said that the Chief Minister told IGP that when there was absolutely zero interference in the matters of transfers and postings of police officers by...

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