KARACHI  - Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to expand the network of command and control centres across the province.Chairing a meeting here at the Governor House, he also emphasized for a composite and technologically sophisticated “Anti Criminal Mechanism,” in the province.“The existent surveillance system must, therefore, not only be strengthened but also made efficient in all parts of Sindh,” he reiterated during the meeting held to review the existent command and control system.It was decided during the meeting that the Commissioner of Karachi would be the focal person for control and command system in the city.The Governor ordered integration of the command control centres functional under KMC and Karachi police head-office respectively.He also directed that the command and control system in the city must develop close networking with the authorities of Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim, Steel Mills, Civil Aviation and other relevant organizations.Dr Ebad ordered the officials to strengthen community policing and surveillance in eight zones of the city, made as per the recommendations of the business community.He asked the Deputy Commissioner South and chief of the Citizen Police Liaison Committee to ensure beefing up security in the business centers and industrial areas of the city.The governor expressed the confidence that updated security measures would also address the issue of encroachment and violation of traffic rules.He ordered the officials to take action against vehicles plying in the city as well as the province without authorized number plates. The meeting extensively discussed different aspects of the  surveillance system and recommended for its expansion, besides strengthening and making it more result-oriented.The Sindh governor made it clear to the officials concerned that the command and control system could only be beneficial if its application was optimally utilized in preventing crimes and nabbing the criminals.Dr Ebad said that the success of the system also demanded introduction of a technical cadre in the police force under the supervision of an AIG level officer, who must also have sound knowledge of the relevant technology. On the occasion, he ordered installation of cameras at all the petrol pumps and thoroughfares in the province.“The exercise should be aimed at nabbing the criminal elements and bringing them under the net of law,” he said. The governor ordered the officials to ensure adequate security measures, with complete surveillance at entry and exit points of all cities in the province, including Karachi.KU offers admission on merit in MA programmes: The University of Karachi has announced admissions on merit for masters programme in the various disciplines. Admission forms are available at the prescribed KU branches from December 3. Admissions are offered on the basis of merit in the Department of Arabic, Bengali, Economics, Education, English, General History, International Relations, Islamic History, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication, Pakistan Studies, Persian, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sindhi, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Urdu, Women Studies, Islamic Learning, Usool-ud-din, Quran o Sunnah, Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Bio-Chemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Genetics, Health and Physical Education, Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Petroleum Technology, Physics and Commerce (M.Com). It must be noted that minimum eligibility for admission in masters is 45 per cent (grace marks will be noted).