KARACHI - Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah formed committee to review police orders of 1861 and 2002 and remove the constraints in police operations and investigation. The committee is headed by additional chief home secretary Sindh and will present its report to the Sindh CM within two weeks.

The CM formed the committee during a special meeting on law and order at the CM House on Tuesday.

Provincial Minister Information Sharjeel Enam Memon, MPA Owais Muzzafar, ACS Home Wasim Ahmed, IG Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch, Additional IG Iqbal Mehmood, Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Baloch, DIGs of Karachi, Larkana, Sukkur, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas and prosecutor general Sindh attended the meeting. During the meeting, the CM stressed upon the senior police officers to work with enthusiasm and spirit to ensure law and order in province with special focus on Karachi. He said no political interference would be in transfer and posting of police officers as IG Police Sindh had been given free hand for transfer and postings of police officers on merit basis. “I need positive results as early as possible,” he stressed.

Police reforms were discussed in the meeting for the improvement of the Police Department.  Qaim said that during his surprise visits of Meethadar, Kharadar, police stations he found few policemen present in police stations. He said that old city areas, Joriya Bazar, Chamber of Commerce and other important commercial centers were under the jurisdiction of Meethadar Police station where presence of police forces was of utmost importance in day and night.

The CM said that he also Liaquatabad Police station where he noticed that FIRs of different incidents were registered after a lapse of many months. He also said that he found no police mobiles present on the City roads during his surprise visit. He said that FIRs were dispatched to Sindh Investigation Unit (SIU) where as SIU was formed to investigate only heinous crimes and was not responsible for investigation of general crimes like theft and robberies.

He said that SHOs should be facilitated so that they could perform their duties in better way. Chief Minister Sindh ordered to take prompt action against target killers and also against the extortion mafia as business community was being vexed by them.

“Business Community should be given protection and security to promote the commercial activities in the City,” CM Sindh said.