KARACHI - The Sindh Police budget for the next year has been increased by 22.52 per cent, as allocation has been raised to Rs29.6 billion for FY10 against Rs24 billion for the outgoing fiscal year. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in the budget speech said that the government had been succeeded in maintaining law and order in the province, especially in Karachi while the budget for police for the next year was increased by 65 percent, from Rs17.9 billion in 2007 to Rs29.6 billion for 2010-11. He said in 2008 the crime situation was alarming with frequent accidents of cell-phone and vehicle snatching, sectarian and ethnic killings in Karachi, kidnapping and other sort of crime across the Sindh. The CM said that street crime reduced by 64 percent from 2008, while vehicle snatching has reduced 45 per cent since the government took over the power. Effective counter terrorism measures adopted by the government helped minimize terrorism activities while the police arrested 128 high profile terrorists and some dozen were wipe out during the years. He claimed that the trend of target killing in Karachi was on the decline.