KARACHI - The Sindh Cabinet which held an important meeting here on Wednesday afternoon with Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in the chair identified activities of land mafia, that it observed triggered the law and order situation in the city. The Cabinet also observed that Police force was not seen organised to handle the situation, which cost loss of precious lives and property of the citizens. The cabinet threadbare discussed the gruesome happening over the last four days in the city and suggested that Police Order 2001 should be repealed with the approval of the concerned leadership of political parties. This was stated by the Sindh Information Minister Ms. Shazia Marri while briefing the media immediately after the cabinet meeting. Minister Information Technology Raza Haroon and Minister for Excise Mukesh Kumar Chawala were also present on the occasion. All the decision taken at the meeting, she said were endorsed by the cabinet and there was complete unanimity in taking various decisions. The information minister said that the meeting declared that nobody was above the law and anybody would not be allowed top take law in their hands. The Information Minister said that the cabinet has decided to deal with land mafia with iron hand and the revenue department would form a task force which would be asked to strictly implement the bill recently passed in the assembly against land mafia and land encroachers. The cabinet observed that during recent happenings the police looked disorganized because under Police Order, the police has been given the authority but there was no accountability. The cabinet unanimously decided to suggest the repeal of the order after due consultation and approval of political leadership. The Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza shared a brief the cabinet that the police hierarchy had given to him earlier. The cabinet appreciated the efforts of Home Minister in handling the situation. It was decided at the meeting that all fugitive from the law declared by the court under section 87 and 88 would be apprehended. One of the steps that was approved to maintain law and order in the future was revival of peace committees and made them functional. She said that the cabinet had decided that in future no political interference would be tolerated in the working of the police. The meeting also decided to carryout verification of arms licenses issued till to date and it also decided that the arms should not be allowed to be displayed publicly even if those were licensed. Issuance of arms license, the meeting decided should be centralized so that those can be traced conveniently by the home department. The meeting also discussed withdrawing powers of the DCOs of issuing arm licenses. When asked would not the people residing in the interior Sindh face difficulties in getting arm licenses, if the power from the DCOs of issuing arm license were withdrawn. She said that it was just a thought process and it had not been actually implemented or done. It would be done only after discussing and considering all the aspect related to the matter. The process of de-weaponizing Karachi would be taken step by step and the first step was the verification of arm licenses and the proposal of centralizing the system was second step. The other steps would also be taken when needed in the process in de-weaponsing the city, she said in response to a query. She said criminal elements were responsible for the law and order and killing and it was incomprehensible that those who are in the government would in any way tried to create problems for their own voters who had brought them into power. Sindh Minister Raza Haroon said that there were some unscrupulous elements who did not want the coalition government to succeed and added his party and other coalition partners were working together smoothly to control law and order. He said all the parties were grieved with the loss of human life and property of ordinary citizens and added that the elected representatives of his party were moving from neighbourhood to neighbourhood assuring people that all criminals responsible for breaking peace in the city would apprehended. After those assurances, he said the shopkeepers agreed to open their businesses that had brought normalcy in the city. Sindh Excise Minister disclosed that dumpers and other heavy earth moving machinery which were operating in the city would be checked to know whether they had proper registration. He said the traffic police had already been assigned the task to check the papers of heavy vehicles plying in the city. The cabinet expressed concern over the loss of life and property of the innocent citizen and expressed condolences to the bereaved families. The compensation to those killed would be announced in next couple of days. All the cabinet members including the newly inducted PML (F) advisors attended the cabinet meeting. The ANP minister Ameer Nawab who was out of the city did not attend the meeting.