KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday decided to constitute a four-member committee to keep an eye on the performance of each and every under trial case in the courts.

He was presiding over a meeting here to review the progress of investigation and performance of prosecution.

Chief Secretary Siddique Memon said in the month of June 2015, all 19 Anti-terrorists Courts (ATCs) disposed of 101 cases with 23.7 percent conviction ratio. He said that in all 27 district courts 2075 cases were disposed of in the month of June 2015, with 29.6 percent conviction ratio.

He further briefed that 1618 cases were pending in four Anti-Corruption Courts (ACCs) till date. The chief minister expressed his displeasure on the performance of prosecution and investigation. “This cannot be tolerated. The culprits are arrested after a lot of hard work and sacrifices of the Police, Rangers and other agencies but the poor investigation and prosecution wash away the entire exercises,” he remarked. He directed the IG Police to post most senior and seasoned policemen in the investigation. “This is a serious business, and it cannot be left at the mercy of inefficient and unwilling people. Onward action would be taken against the concerned SHO and Investigation Officer if a case of terrorist nature is lost in the court of law,” he said categorically.

IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali said that 23 most experienced inspectors have been posted in Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to investigate terrorism related cases. The chief minister directed Prosecutor General (PG) to appoint more prosecutors purely on merit basis. “Additional allowances and extra salary would be given to the prosecutor who will win the terrorism case,” he said. He also ordered to constitute a four-member committee comprising Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro, Prosecutor General Sher Shaikh, secretary law, and a DIG to be nominated by IGP to monitor performance of prosecution and investigation.

BILAWAL FOR EARLY APPROVAL

OF SINDH YOUTH POLICY

Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has emphasised for early approval of Sindh Youth Policy incorporated with visionary and far-reaching ideas for consuming the maximum youth potential for nation-building.

“Youth is our future and a nation with the largest proportion of youth population needs to explore this great asset,” said PPP chairman during a meeting with MNA Ehsan Mazari who is also the Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Youth Affairs. Vice President PPP, Senator Sherry Rahman and Jameel Soomro were also present on the occasion.

He said since the passage of 18th Amendment, every province had to pilot its own Youth Policy and Sindh government needs to sort out the nitty gritty of its proposed youth policy to cater the needs of youth of both urban and rural areas. He stressed for equal opportunities for youth of entire province. He asked him to seek inputs from all segments of the society before submitting it in the provincial assembly.

Saleem Jan Mazari and Ehsan Mazari also briefed the chairman about the situation for Local Bodies election in Kashmore and preparations of the party to contest the elections.

Meanwhile, former Balochistan minister Ali Madad Jattak called on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House and briefed him about the political situation and the party organisation in the province.

He also invited the party chairman to visit Balochistan to personally observe the situation and meet the party leaders and workers.

On the other hand, Mulsim Bughio also called on PPP chairman and discussed with him the political situation and party preparedness for Local Bodies elections in Larkana.