List of modern weaponry, equipment ready for grand operation in riverine areas.

SUKKUR -- The committee formed to enlist the types and number of weapons, equipment and technology required by the Sindh-Punjab police force to launch a 'grand joint operation' in the gang-infested riverine area of Kandhkot-Kashmore, Ghotki and Shikarpur districts has finalised its report and is likely to submit it to the Sindh IG on Tuesday (Nov 15).

The committee - comprising Larkana DIG Mazhar Nawaz Sheikh (head), Hyderabad DIG Pir Mohammad Shah an SSP Amjad Ali Sheikh; Kashmore SSP Zubair Sheikh, AIG Logistic, DIG telecommunication and other senior police officials - was formed on a directive of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the wake of a fierce gun battle in the Raunti area of Ghotki district in which a DSP, two SHOs and two personnel were martyred by a huge gang of heavily armed outlaws on Nov 6. Several other policemen were wounded in the ensuing battle.

It was stated that around 150 outlaws - members of different gangs of dacoits - had attacked a police camp set up in Raunti to check their movement and recover some hostages held by them. According to the police, the attackers had fired scores rockets and other modern heavy weapons in the battle.

Required hardware includes anti-aircraft guns, drones and night-vision cameras

CM Shah and IG Ghulam Nabi Memon held several meetings on following days to discuss ways to restore government's writ in the upper Sindh region and decided to equip the police with even better weaponry than possessed by the gangs, besides all...

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