KARACHI - Sindh Home Department held a meeting and reviewed the procedure of verification of security guards employed by the private security guards, The Nation learnt on Sunday. The meeting was attended by Rubina Asif, deputy secretary of home department, Muneer Ahmed, chairman All Pakistan Security Agencies Association (APSAA), Col (r) Tauqeer-ul-Islam member APSAA, Muffasir A. Malik member APSAA, SSP Athar Rasheed Butt, City Police. It was asked in the meeting that as soon as the verification cell of police is established, APSAA would submit the verification requests received by them from the private security companies to the SSP office. Moreover, a specimen of the verification form was approved which every company would print with its company logo under signatures of its operating officer of APSAA. All private companies are directed through APSAA to construct a proper strong room within a period of 30 days. After the expiry of 30 days with effect from 20th January, a team of home department along with the area town police officer and representative of APSAA will conduct inspection of each private security company and penalize under section 10 of the Sindh Police Security Companies (Regulation and Control) Ordinance 2000 in case of violation. It was also decided in the meeting that all private security companies would bound to get the CNICs verification of their guards through NADRA. In order to save time, APSAA will appoint a private courier company which will collect the forms from the verification cell and mail it to the respective police offices of the home districts of the security guards, seeking employment. Similarly the same courier company in return will collect the verified reports and mail it back to the verification cell in Karachi. The cost of this exercise will be borne by APSAA, it was decided in the meeting. In case, the verification reports are not received within a period of two weeks, the company will be liable to appoint the respective security guard on temporary basis till such time the final verification report received from the police verification cell. uring the meeting APSAA members expressed concern that a timeframe must be fixed within which the verification process should be completed, so that the business activities of the security companies should not suffer. SSP Athar Rasheed Butt mentioned in the meeting that until and unless he does not have a full- fledged infrastructure, staff and other resources, he would not be in a position to carry out this task.