Police, private guards of VIPs harassing citizens on roads: SHC.

KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court on Friday remarked that police and private guards deputed on security duties had been harassing people on roads.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro asked the inspector general of police to look into such incidents.

The bench also granted one-week time to the provincial home department to inform it under what rules / law special commandos of police were assigned to escort ruling Pakistan Peoples Party leaders.

Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh petitioned the SHC seeking direction for the provincial authorities and police to provide him proper security.

Earlier, the SHC had directed the home secretary to inform it under what scheme of law special commandos of police were assigned to escort PPP leaders as VIPs.

At the outset of the hearing on Friday, the authorities concerned sought more time to file a reply.

During the hearing, Justice Kalhoro remarked that wealthy persons were hiring private guards for their security and they were harassing public and families...

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