A decision to recruit 10,000 personnel into the Sindh police in the current fiscal year was also taken by the cabinet and it was decided to provide the new recruits with training from Pakistan Army officers.
The acting Sindh Police IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali brief the meeting over the performance of the police across the province and talked of their achievements.
Shah expressed satisfaction over the accomplishments of the police and Rangers in the targeted operation against extremists, targeted killers, extortionists and kidnappers for ransom in Karachi and vowed that it will continue at full throttle.
The cabinet was also satisfied with the security plan presented by the police, under which the city has been divided into three zones, with each zone being equipped with a zonal quick response force.
Senior police officials have been directed to purchase bulletproof helmets and vehicles for all policemen as the funds for the equipment have already been released. The officials were also directed to provide secure housing schemes for police, at or near their respective police stations.
Independence Day celebrations
The Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Sindh government seems to be in direct support of the Nawaz-government as the provincial cabinet has decided to celebrate Independence Day with the usual zeal and fervour.
A meeting held at the Chief Minister House on Tuesday formed a committee, headed by Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, which includes Sindh Local Government and Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs Faisal Subzwari and Advisor to the Chief Minister for Culture Sharmila Farooqi. Provincial secretary Inamullah Dharejo will serve as the committee's secretary to chalk out a detailed plan to celebrate Independence Day.
"The Sindh government is being run by a patriotic and democratic party, and the province will celebrate Independence Day with the usual enthusiasm and fervour," said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2014.
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