Sindh apex committee meeting focuses on street crime

Special magistrate to hear street crime cases

News Desk December 10, 2018
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chairs the 23rd meeting of the apex committee. PHOTO:EXPRESS

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday focused on ending the menace of street crime plaguing citizens of the metropolis during a meeting of the apex committee, Express News reported.

During the meeting, reforms in existing laws were discussed, including seven-year sentences in accordance with CRPC Section 30. It was also decided that a special magistrate will hear cases related to street crimes and sentence the accused to three to seven-year prison sentences.

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Corps commander Karachi, provincial minister Syed Nasir Shah, CM Sindh's advisor Murtaza Wahab, DG Rangers, IG police and intelligence officials were present at the meeting to discuss the state of security.

It was decided a safe city project would be initiated in Karachi and cameras will be installed at all entry and exit points, with response teams from the police, traffic police and fire service on standby.

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The National Action Plan and investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases were also discussed in the meeting. Secretary of the interior Kabeer Qazi said a working group had begun to address registration of madrassahs and monitoring of unofficial institutions.

Core commander Karachi, referring to the investigation of electronic crimes, said the province should have its own cyber-crime system. It was decided that the Sindh government would request assistance from the army's cyber-security wing in this regard.


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