Murad says Karachiites can't be left at mercy of street criminals.

KARACHI -- Amid an alarming rise in incidents of mugging, mobile phone snatching and robberies, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed the inspector general of police to bring personnel of the Special Security Unit (SSU) and Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) on roads to support district police in their fight against street crime.

'I want the city police to make it their mission to eliminate street crime,' he said, adding that people of Karachi had already seen worst law and order, mayhem at the hands of terrorists as well as other criminals.

'After a lot of sacrifices endured by the police and other law enforcement agencies in the line of duty, the government restored law and order with the support of the people of Karachi', he said. 'Now the people of this city could not be left at the mercy of street criminals and we have to develop sense of security amongst the citizens by eliminating the street crime all together.'

He directed the IGP to immediately sack or transfer the SSP and SHO concerned if they failed to curb crime in their district and police station, respectively.

Mr Shah also directed the IGP to deploy the police, SRP and SSU at all hotspots and intensify police patrolling for vigilance and keep sharing their photos, location as well as the deployment plan with him.

Perturbed at an alarming increase in the menace of street crime, the chief minister also ordered the police chief to keep him informed about the actions taken against criminals along with the number of their arrests.

The chief minister also directed the...

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