City police chief seeks people's help in curbing crimes.

KARACHI -- City police chief Javed Odho on Friday sought help of Karachiites in curbing crimes and for accountability of police as he believed that installation of CCTV cameras with the help of citizens had helped control 50 per cent crimes in the areas under video surveillance.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of a 'command and control room' in Nazimabad, he said: 'When I became the DIG-West in 2012, there were heinous crimes like targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, incidents of extortion etc. Now those heinous crimes have been replaced by street crimes.'

He believed that drugs had a major role behind upsurge in the street crimes, regretting that the citizens were being killed by ruthless robbers over slight resistance.

The officer urged the citizens to join...

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