KARACHI -- Presiding over a meeting of Provincial Public Safety and Police Complaint Commission (PPS and PCC) on Friday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the Sindh police to ensure proper safety, security of the people.
The meeting was attended by all the members of the commission, including Sharjeel Inam Memon, Imdad Pitafi, Shamim Mumtaz, Shahnaz Begum, Mohammad Ali Aziz, Hasnain Ali Mirza, Karamat Ali, Barrister Haya Eman, Jhamat Mal, Qurban Ali Malano. The special invitees were Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam, Secretary Home Usman Chachar, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and Secretary of the commission Saifullah Abro. The agenda of the meeting include, report on action taken against the manufacturers and smugglers of gutka/mainpuri and narcotics; review of reports submitted by IG Police regarding Shaheed Benazirabad University issue of students; Mehrabpur incident of beating of a child and Pir-jo-Goth incident of suicide of a boy. Provincial Annual Policing Plan by IG Police, staffing of commission and increasing traffic issues.
Action against Gutka
Inspector General of Police briefing the commission said that on the instruction of the chief minister strict action had been against gutka/mainpuri manufacturers and smugglers. The report says that the police have arrested 6,995 accused, recovered 3,526,470 kg of gutka and mainpuri and registered 5,714 FIRs against them. 206 factories or units of gutka and mainpuri have been sealed. The police challaned 5561 cases. 1650 accused are in jail, 3470 on bail, 1291 convicted and 552 were acquitted.
The police have arrested 11057 accused, recovered 12.884 kg ice, 72.7 kg heroin, 698.922 kg Hasish, 7619.656 kg charas, 186.29 kg opium, 180,844 local and 2353 imported liquor, sealed 315 factories/units and registered 8995 and challaned 8507 cases. 3906 accused are in jail, 4451 on bail, 901 convicted and 1228 acquitted.
The police have confiscated 1,141,111 litres of Iranian diesel, arrested 448 and action taken against 128. At this the chief minister said that the police was not responsible for taking action against smuggling of Iranian diesel but he has assigned them the task because the money generated from the smuggling was used for terrorist activities.
DIG Traffic Javed Maher breefied the commission on traffic issues. The briefing is as follows:
Karachi spread over an area of 3,527 square km...