KARACHI - Sindh government has assigned a task to a high level committee, led by Inspector General Police with representation of security agencies, to come up with a plan of foolproof security of Sindh jails and devise strategy to eliminate increasing rate of kidnappings for ransom from the province. 

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah while chairing a high level meeting at the CM Secretariat here on Friday, constituted a committee of the LEAs officials, directing it to come up with strategy within a week that how to maintain the law and order and make foolproof security of Sindh jails especially Karachi, Sukkur and Hyderabad Central Jails.

Led by IGP Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch, the will committee will be comprised of heads of the Pakistan Rangers and other security and law enforcement agencies, which will submit its report of security plan to the Sindh Chief Minister within a week.

Qaim directed the police and other law enforcement agencies to enhance patrolling, surveillance and snap checking in Karachi.

The chief executive of the province also instructed the LEAs to enhance deployment of the cops in the sensitive areas of the city.

He directed the LEAs to keep a vigil eye and monitoring of the exit and entry points of Karachi and ensure checking of the people and vehicles through screening machines.  

Qaim also directed the LEAs to start ascertaining registration of refugees and illegal immigrations living in the slum and suburb areas/Katchi Abadies of the city especially the Afghan Basti near Sohrab Goth. 

He asked the LEAs to submit report about registration of the refugees and other concerning issues. The National Aliens Registration Authority (NARA), Nadra and Afghan Mohajireen Commission be approached in this regard. He directed the committee headed by the IG Police to devise strategy to curb this crime immediately.

He also directed the authorities concerned to make arrangements to bring the people of Kutchi community back to their homes in Lyari and ensure their protection through establishing the police and rangers’ pickets in the area.

He reiterated for targeted action against the criminals irrespective of their area, language, cast creed and political affiliation.

Qaim said except one tragic incident of bomb blast on the convoy of Pak Army in Korangi, the overall situation of law and order remained satisfied in the city and other parts of the province during by-election.

IGP told the meeting that steps were taken to maintain law and order during by-polls in the city as a bomb was found near a polling station which was defused by the bomb disposal squad.

According to official statement issued from the CM House, the police, rangers, CID, MI and ISI officials briefed the CM about the law and order situation in the province especially Karachi.