KARACHI - Inspector General Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali and Home Secretary Niaz Ali Abbasi would brief the Standing Committee on Home regarding their departments’ progress, and requirements in order to combat militants and criminals.

The Standing Committee on Home comprises of 11 members including MPA Owais Qadir Shah as its chairman and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sikander Mandhro as the ex-officio member. Bahadur Khan Dahri, Ghulam Qadir Chandio, Sardar Ghulam Abid Khan, Tariq Masood Arain, Syed Fasih Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Shahwani, Kamran Akhter, Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh and Suhrab Khan Sarki are also its members.  Talking to The Nation, Owais Qadir Shah said that the committee would held its first meeting on Monday (today), where it would be briefed on progress of the law and enforcement authorities by the Home Secretary and IGP Sindh.

He said that although it was the first meeting of the committee after six months of its constitution, but it would perform its task of reviewing progress of the law enforcing departments and also work on the legislation to end hurdles in the working of the authorities. “I am preparing a draft for amendments in the laws that create hurdles for the law enforcing authorities to carry out their operations against militants and criminal elements,” he said.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali directed the police officials to take effective security measures in sensitive areas and union councils during anti-polio drive, which will commence from November 15.

According to a statement, Jamali also instructed the officers to maintain contact with Health department and Chief Minister Polio Monitoring Committee so that the security of health workers, doctors, volunteers and citizens could be ensured. The police chief ordered to depute additional police contingents and police commandos in sensitive areas during anti-polio campaign.