Sindh CM directs SSU, reserve police to aid in fight against street criminals in Karachi.

Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah, in an attempt to purge Karachi of street crime, directed the provincial police chief to mobilise the Special Security Unit (SSU) and reserve police to aid the force in Karachi in fighting against street criminals.

The development comes amid an uptick in street crimes in the metropolis. Earlier this week, a 35-year-old woman was shot dead by suspected muggers over resistance in Gulistan-i-Jauhar while a young man was shot dead in Korangi by two suspected robbers.

'I want Karachi police to make it their mission to eliminate street crime,' Shah was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the CM House.

In case of failure, Shah directed Sindh Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Nabi Memon to 'transfer or remove' the senior superintendent of police (SSP) or station house officer (SHO) concerned.

Shah directed IG Memon to deploy the reserve police and the SSU at crime hotspots, intensify patrolling for vigilance, and to keep sharing information - including the deployment plan - with him.

'Keep me informed about action taken against criminals along with the number arrests made so that the necessary instructions can be given to the prosecution department for bringing them to justice,' the CM told the police chief.

The chief minister also directed IG Memon to intensify the crackdown against habitual street criminals and drug peddlers who have either been bailed out or are at large.

CM Shah said the people of Karachi had witnessed the worst law and order, and mayhem at the hands of terrorists and...

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