KARACHI - The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari has directed enhanced patrolling during the school timings.

A police statement here the other day said that the security measures for the students and teachers be made effective with increased patrolling and surveillance. The IGP also called for upgrading the available school lists at zonal level so that there be coordinated steps for the security in this regard.

He directed that the particulars of the school vans/vehicles’ drivers as well as the watchmen and employees of the schools be verified taking into confidence the notables of the area.

Detailed instructions in this regard have also been issued to the SHO concerned, the police statement added.

Meanwhile, a seven-member delegation of Wafaqul Madaris led by Maulana Asadullah on Saturday met with the Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghri, at the Central Police Office here.

The Acting Additional IG Karachi, Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh, zonal DIGs of the metropolis and other officers were also present on the occasion.

A police statement said that the delegation apprised of reservations regarding the some security problems. It also informed about the steps being taken regarding the inter-faith harmony.

The delegation informed that over 1,700 Madaris in Karachi and other parts of the province are imparting religious education and that some 20,000 Ulema and teachers are serving there.

The meeting reviewed the matters pertaining to the investigation of the killing of some Ulema and the students.

The IGP assured that action has been initiated for bringing to book the nominated accused and that the investigation would be without any distinction.

He informed that every possible security steps are  being taken for the security of the Ulema, teachers and students as well as the mosques, Madaris, Imambarghas besides the religious places of non-Muslims.