Complying with SC orders: Sindh police to get geo-fencing facility

CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali deplored mistrust between the federal and provincial authorities

Hasnaat Malik August 10, 2016

ISLAMABAD: To comply with the Supreme Court’s directive, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of law-enforcement agencies’ representatives at the centre and in Sindh in an effort to remove “mistrust” between them.

During the last hearing in the Karachi suo motu law and order case, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, deplored mistrust between the federal and provincial authorities in taking effective measures to contain violence in Karachi. The attorney general had assured the apex court that in order to address the grievances of law-enforcement agencies in Sindh regarding geo-fencing and Global Positioning System locators, a high-level meeting would be arranged to amicably decide these matters and other ancillary issues between the federal and provincial governments and agencies.

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Authorities at the centre and in Sindh agreed to evolve a new set of standard operating procedures commonly called SoPs so that “greater coordination” could be ensured for taking action against terrorists and elements involved in organised crime. The meeting took stock of the Sindh police’s complaints vis-à-vis non-cooperation of federal departments on different issues.

A senior official, who attended the meeting, told The Express Tribune that the main objective of the meeting was to give a viable working plan to the departments at the centre and in Sindh to launch a crackdown on terrorists.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2016.


Concerned Citizen | 6 years ago | Reply GEO-FENCING: a virtual geographical fence. Common uses include location based devices to report their location within a virtual geographical fence (boundary). This entails the user of the location based device to report it's location to the server/platform which has geo-fenced a particular area, in case it enters of exits a geo-fenced area. Obviously the user specifically allows it's device to report location to the said server/platform. How will this help the police or other law enforcing agencies to curb terrorism is beyond rationale thinking. The Supreme Court doesn't appear to be technologically savvy and as such should avoid passing such orders where technological terms are used of which it has no comprehension of.
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