KARACHI (PPI) - Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Ms Sharmila Faruqui has asked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to provide DNA testing equipment facility at Sindh Government Services Hospital Karachi so that criminal cases could be resolved timely and inordinate delays avoided. In a letter to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sharmila Farooqui said that DNA test is crucial and helpful in implicating suspects scientifically. DNA test facilities are available at Dr AQ Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at the University of Karachi but it does not conduct DNA samples test in criminal cases, unless specific orders are issued by the court of law. The CDGK has also acquired equipment for DNA profiling at the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital and Leprosy Hospital but they do not test samples in criminal cases. Consequently, the samples in criminal cases have to sent for testing either to Islamabad or Lahore from where it takes three to four months to get test reports, causing delay in deciding crucial cases, she noted. Under the circumstances it is strongly recommended that Sindh government should immediately acquire DNA testing equipment facility and install it in Sindh Government Services Hospital, Sharmila requested the Chief Minister. Mirza for installation of cameras Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfikar Ali Mirza has directed Capital City Police Officer Karachi to establish watch towers and install surveillance cameras in all busy markets and shopping centers of the city in order to control robbery and street crimes especially during the holy month of Ramazan. Taking notice of news reports showing rise in robbery and street crimes in the month of Ramazan, Mirza directed police officials to take adequate measures for security to people and combat crimes. The minister also directed officials to set up temporary parking lots in view of Eid-ul-Fitr as number of people visiting markets will rise, so it is mandatory to streamline traffic flow on this holy festivity.