Police have decided to implement the Sindh Security of Vulnerable Act to prevent the rising street crimes.
In this regard, Karachi police have sent notices to shopkeepers to install CCTV cameras to monitor the movements of the criminals so that steps can be taken to tackle them. The notice has also warned the shopkeepers of legal action if they did not follow the instructions.
Shopkeepers in Gulistan-e-Johar became worried after receiving the notice. The shopkeepers expressed concern over the notices being sent by the police.
According to police officials, under the Sindh Security of Vulnerable Act, non-government institutions, including hospitals, petrol pumps, jewellers, educational institutions, marriage halls and shopkeepers, e.t.c., are bound to take appropriate security measures. According to police sources, the decision to implement the Sindh Security of Vulnerable Act was taken after the killing of Zeeshan, a highly educated HR manager of a private organisation, during a robbery outside an ice cream shop in Gulistan-e-Johar.
The metropolitan city is witnessing an unprecedented increase in street crimes, breaking all previous records. As many as 57,836 incidents of street crime have been reported across the city during the first eight months of this year.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2022.
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