Use licensed weapons for self-defence: Sindh IG

Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja recently rewarded a citizen who shot robbers in a Nazimabad neighbourhood with Rs50,000


Our Correspondent August 04, 2016
Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja recently rewarded a citizen who shot robbers in a Nazimabad neighbourhood with Rs50,000. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja urged on Wednesday the citizens to use licensed weapons for self-defence against criminals.

"The citizens can use their licensed weapons for self-defence. One will definitely resist and use their licensed weapon if robbers entered their home," said Khawaja, while talking to the media at the Central Police Office (CPO). Khawaja was parsing efforts of a citizen, Y*, who had recently shot robbers in a Nazimabad neighbourhood.

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Two robbers were critically wounded and later, succumbed to their injuries at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital a few days ago when they were trying to loot Y* in Nazimabad within the limits of Rizvia police station. Y* shot them with his licensed pistol.

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Khawaja praised the efforts of Y*and rewarded him with Rs50, 000 in cash. "The culprits behind the targeted killings of the two military soldiers in Saddar area could have been caught if the citizens cooperated that day," said Khawaja.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2016.

COMMENTS (2)

Insider | 5 years ago | Reply Not everyone can have a weapon yet alone get it licensed. normal weapon costs around Rs 25k where as license fees and bribes would take the whole figure to around Rs 100k.
Rehmat Ali | 5 years ago | Reply Zulfiqar Mirza issued 3 lakhs licences during his tenure on what criteria? Now majority of peaceful citizens are un armed.Criminals are fully armed.
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