Criminals to wear E-tagging device: CM

Monitoring of repeat criminals, their hideouts likely

Our Correspondent June 14, 2024


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting on law and order and decided to acquire 4,000 devices for E-tagging repeat street and drug criminals.

The CM decided to implement GEO-tagging and GPS utilisation in order to prevent street and drug crimes in the hotspot areas of the city. He instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to provide 14 drones, which were procured last month, to the police in Sukkur, Ghotki, Kashmore, and Shikarpur districts to monitor the movement of criminals including dacoits, robbers and other outlaws.

 “I know the police with the coordinated support of Rangers and other law enforcement agencies have made progress in controlling law & order, including street crimes in the city and kidnapping for ransom in the kutcha area but we should take benefit of the latest technology in curbing the crime,” the CM said and added he has already provided enough funds to the police to procure equipment and their maintenance.

“I am committed to making Karachi a drug-free city,” the CM said. At this, the IG Police told the CM that 574 drug dealers had been identified in the province, of them 299 had been rounded up and put in jail, five were eliminated and 270 were at large but would be arrested soon.

The CM mentioned that he has senctioned a budget to the police for the installation of trackers in Police vehicles that must be ensured. At this, the CM was told that 3,302 police vehicles had been equipped with a tracker system.

The CM was told that on his instructions, hotspot areas of street crime and narcotics selling had been identified in many districts of the city.

Murad said that he has already issued instructions for round-the-clock monitoring of all entry and exit points of the province. At this, he was told that entry and exit points of the province have been provided with facial recognition/ANPR cameras.

The CM was told that under the first Phase of Karachi Safe City, the work to install 1,300 cameras has been started. The CM said that he has already released Rs5.6 billion for the Safe City project.

To a question, the CM was told that 14 Drones have been purchased and given to Sukkur, Ghotki, Kashmore and Shikarpur district police to monitor the movement of all criminals and their hideouts.

Murad directed the police to adopt the technology of laser-guided fencing to log them on the borders. He directed the IG police to coordinate with the NRTC, and explore its ways and means and report him.

The CM was told that GPS or related technology would be used to forestall the possibility of any drug-related criminal activity through efficient monitoring.


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