KARACHI - In its clear decision to stop the influx of IDPs, the Sindh government has directed the police to start wipe-out operation against these IDPs coming from tribal areas and also stop construction of illegal seminaries in the province.

Chairing a meeting to review the law and order in the City especially in context of recent attacks on the worship places of Hindus in various cities of the province, the CM took serious notice of the IDPs influx from tribal areas of KPK to Sindh. He said Sindh was the only province where maximum numbers of IDPs had been infiltrated. He said two million aliens were residing only in Karachi which was giving birth to the crime.

Qaim also directed for setting up effective checking mechanism to stop the influx of IDPs at each entry and exit points of the province especially of Karachi and Hyderabad cities.

The chief minister has expressed satisfaction on the performance of Sindh Police and Rangers. He said it was because of sustained targeted operation against the terrorism, targeted killing, extortion and kidnapping for ransom that law and order situation in Karachi was quite under control.

He stressed upon the identification of the force behind the religious and sectarian fanaticism in Sindh. He directed the Rangers and Sindh Police to conduct wipe out operation against these anti-state elements.

Qaim said despite obstacles in stopping the sale of illegal SIMs, the LEAs had achieved remarkable performance in controlling the law and order in Karachi. He said the most heinous crimes had been substantially decreased and now the conviction rate had also been increased. Only in recent months, 60 convictions were awarded in heinous crimes which also include death sentence and life imprisonment while 70 convictions were awarded under the Arms Act to the accused challaned under targeted operation.

He said without banning the illegal SIMs, the LEAs cannot perform properly. He directed the Sindh chief secretary to take this matter with federal government during the next meeting of national security at Islamabad.

Qaim while condemning the recent trend of attacks on the worship places of Hindu communities and creating religious fanaticism by provoking and irritating Muslims, termed it a conspiracy of anti-state elements who do not want peace, tranquility and brotherhood in Sindh.

He said these activities of the criminals were linked with nefarious political designs. He vowed that the PPP government would foil the same with success. He directed for maintaining peace and harmony among all the segments of the society at any cost.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon sought for taking strict action against the illegal water hydrants/water connections in Karachi. “This theft of water may cause big problem of law and order.” He condemned the sabotaging activities specially the blasts on railway tracks and sought action against these culprits.

He also pointed out the traffic problem in the City which has created a lot of problem for the commuters. He said the PPP government had established the Lyari Development Authority and had also provided the Lyari Development Package. He said he was optimistic that after restoration of peaceful atmosphere, the development activities would be accelerated in Lyari.

The Inspector General of Sindh Police said a 3rd force was behind to create religious confrontation in Sindh. “We are after them and shortly they would be taken to task. Due to sustained operation against the criminals, big achievements have been made and even it left no option to gangsters other than to compromise with themselves in Lyari. We are after them and many criminals have either been killed or arrested in the encounters at Lyari,” he elaborated.

Karachi Additional IG Police Karachi Shahid Hayat while briefing the meeting said during the period of targeted operation, 9,421 cases with 11,806 accused had been challaned in different courts. He said 535 cases had been challaned only in the ATC Courts out of which conviction in 60 cases has been awarded. Giving the details of the arrested criminals, he said 270 accused had been arrested in murder cases, 165 had been arrested for targeted killings, 171 in Explosive Act, 80 for kidnapping for ransom, 212 for extortion charges, 1,233 for dacoities and robberies and remaining for other crimes. He said the law and order in Karachi including Lyari was improving.

“At present, 25 police pickets have been established in Lyari while 150 corps is being inducted in to the force deputed at Lyari. Now, the Sindh Police have started social and academic activities with the participation of communities by which the confidence of the people has been restored,” he added.