HYDERABAD: After claiming to have attained an 'ideal law and order situation' in the province, the Sindh police now aim to transform the 'thana culture' by instituting reforms at police stations.
Sindh IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali boasted of his department's performance at the inauguration ceremony of the police sports festival in Hyderabad on Saturday.
"In Karachi, four types of heinous offences posed a challenge to the law and order. But the police succeeded in surmounting these crimes including terrorism, targeted killing, extortion and kidnapping for ransom," he asserted. "Similarly, kidnapping for ransom in interior Sindh has been almost controlled."
IG Jamali described this achievement as 'remarkable'. "Now, I will ask the DIGs and SSPs to concentrate on the police stations."
The IG, who is embroiled in litigations in the Supreme Court and Sindh High Court including one pertaining to alleged illegal appointments, said the future recruitment will be based on merit. He informed that the buildings of 100 police stations, including 30 in Karachi and 70 in rest of Sindh, are being reconstructed.
To a query, he expressed lack of knowledge about the Baldia Factory JIT report in which the dissident MQM leader Anees Qaimkhani has been named.
Hyderabad Press Club attack
More than a day after the religious protesters stormed the club leaving around a dozen journalists injured, an FIR has been registered on the police complaint. Some 19 persons have been nominated with names, besides 300 unknown in the case registered at Cantt police station on Saturday.
"The case will be fully investigated and taken to the logical conclusion," assured the IG. He said that he had given clear instructions to the police officials to make adequate security arrangements in the cities where protests against hanging of Mumtaz Qadri were scheduled.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2016.
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