KARACHI - Home Department of Sindh government has pointed out that 60 government buildings in Karachi are in the possession of Rangers. This had been disclosed in written replies submitted by the Sindh Home Department to the Sindh Assembly for question-answer session. The department has said that as soon as the alternate accommodations will be available for rangers, the government will manage to vacate the government buildings occupied by rangers in Karachi. The Minister for Home Department of Sindh Dr. Zulifqar Mirza provided this information to the members of Sindh Assembly which is enclosed in the order of the day for today (Saturday). To the questions asked by the members of the Sindh Assembly, the Home Minister in its written answer said that currently 60 government buildings are occupied by rangers in Karachi. Giving the breakout of town-wise buildings occupied by rangers, Home Minister said that 8 buildings are in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, 6 in Jamshed Town, 5 each in Saddar and Baldia, 4 in Orangi and Malir each, 3 each in Shah Faisal and Landhi, New Karachi, Korangi and Liaqatabad Town, 2 each in Kiamari, North Nazimabad and Gulberg, while one each in Gadap and SITE are under rangers possession. Minister for Home Department pointed out that all these buildings are subjected to vacation, if and when alternate accommodation will be provided to them. Answering another question, Home minister has replied that presently 1683 convicted prisoners were languishing in various jails of the Sindh province. Out of which, 1451 are convicted for life imprisonment and 232 are facing death sentence. Meanwhile, one woman prisoner was also convicted for death sentence and detained in Karachi women jail. According to details provided to Sindh Assembly, the prisoners who are convicted are kept in various jails of the province. About 305 prisoners are facing life imprisonment and 111 are facing death sentences in central jail Karachi, 628 prisoners convicted in life imprisonment and 59 in death sentence are detained in Central jail Hyderabad, 322 prisoners in life imprisonment and 35 in death sentence are detained in Central prison-1 Sukkhur. While, 10 prisoners in life imprisonment in central prison-2 Sukkur, 114 prisoners in life imprisonment and 26 in death sentence are detained in Central prison Larkana and 49 prisoners in life imprisonment are detained in Khairpur jail. Meanwhile, 11 women, facing life imprisonment and one facing death sentence are detained in Special prison for women in Karachi. Replying to another question about number of sexual harassment cases, rape and gang rape reported to Police Surgeon Karachi during the period of 2008, Minister said that total 158 rape cases had been reported Active and 270 Passive during 2008. Out of which at JPMC police Surgeon were 31 Active and 55 Passive, at Civil Hospital Karachi were 86 Active and 159 passive. In Abassi Shaheed Hospital Karachi, 41 rape cases Active and 56 passive rape cases were reported. Meanwhile, a huge number of 124 sodomy cases were also reported at three police surgeons of Karachi during 2008. In these cases, 54 sodomy cases were reported active and 70 passive. The Home Minister has provided information to Sindh Assembly that the gang war in Lyari was started in 1992 and it was still continue. The present government was fully committed to ensure that all such notorious gangs are eliminated and peace is restored in the city. This gang war has so far claimed lives of 19 common citizens, while leaving 22 injured. At least 11 gangsters had been killed and 9 were injured while one house was set on fire. Minister said that currently there is no plan under consideration to offer general amnesty for dacoits/criminals that are willing to leave this heinous profession forever. The effective strategy to control heinous crime such as dacoity, robbery and kidnapping for ransom has been evolved. The Minister added that the government has taken measures like deployment on the basis of crime mapping, snap checking under supervision of senior officers, coordinated response of all police units and establishment of special investigation police units in zones. Replying to another question, minister made it clear that no plan was under consideration for shifting of Central Jail Karachi outside the City.