PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Qaim presides law and order meeting at Chief Minister House
Karachi, May 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Sindh Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah today presided a highlevel meeting regarding Law and Order situation of the province, held at Chief Minister House. The meeting was attended among others by Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas, Director General Rangers Sindh Maj. General Rizwan Akhtar, I.G Police Sindh Syed Mushtaq Shah, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Syed Sohail Akbar Shah, Additional I.G Police Karachi Mr. Akhtar Gorchani, Commissioner Karachi Mr. Roshan Ali Shaikh, Additional I.G Special Branch, Additional I.G (CID), Commander ISI, Commander MI, Joint D.G(IB), D.I.G’s of Police East, West, South and D.C’s East, West, South, Malir and Central and Principal Secretary to CM Agha Jan Akhtar.
He condemned the incidents of firing on rally as such why the people were not protected. Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Law enforcing agencies are the arms and hands of the Government and they are the agencies, who implement the law and directives of the government.
Chief Minister Sindh said that it is over all responsibility of the Government to maintain law and order as such strict measures be adopted to curb the activities of criminals and anti-state elements. Chief Minister Sindh added that the sectarian or ethnic issues are matters of very serious concern; as such we all have to remain vigilant, careful and prompt to handle the situation in proper manner. Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed to maintain the law and order and crime be controlled, and no neglency or careless will be allowed.
He said that provincial government intends to regulate the rallies and processions, for which necessary law will be enacted. Chief Minister Sindh further said that political parties had signed Code of conduct, which is to be followed and implemented, while is to be followed and implemented, which the Home department will enforce the Section 144 Cr.P.C.
He maintained that the police and Rangers should observe prompt vigilance on criminals and anti-state elements while the patrolling be extended in various localities so as to control the situation. Chief Minister Sindh said that parties and groups should have to announced programme of rallies/processions in advance, and they should inform the administration well in time and seek the permission, while the places for public meetings must be notified in the province, so that prompt security plan is evolved will in advance. D.G Rangers Sindh Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar informed the meeting that extensive raids have been launched and prompt action has been initiated against criminals after firing on yesterday’s rally. He said that many criminals have been apprehended which include three notorious criminals viz- Sohail Sadiq, Kashif Powela and Shanawaz.
He said that due to Joint and prompt action of Rangers and Police, the city was saved from big causalities and damages. I.G Police Sindh briefed the meeting about measures and strategy adopted and for smooth holding for rally while the Additional I.G Police Karachi gave report about incident and damages took place during yesterday’s rally. He said that 200 personals were deployed at important and vulnerable points.
He added that besides 12 casualties, 7-Cars, 12-motocyles and some shops were set ablaze. Commissioner Karachi, D.I.G Police South, D.C. South, Commander ISI Commander MI, Addl. I.G Special Branch, Addl. I.G CID and others also highlighted the situation and views.
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