City Warden to be back if situation gets better

KARACHI: Director City Warden Rehan said at his office in Civic Center on Tuesday that City Wardens could be back on roads, provided that law and order situation gets better in the city.

He said that targeted violence in which 18 wardens were killed in two years on ethnic basis has kept them from providing services openly on roads.

“Therefore, the arm-less wardens are providing services in all departments, parks, hospitals and offices of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation since this January after a decision taken by a committee of senior officials considering the death of four wardens, including an inspector in January 2014 near Nazimabad Matric Board Office,” Rehan told PPI News Agency.

In past City Wardens were usually seen on roads to manage traffic flow with traffic police.

The director said that even then their workers were always available in any rescue work. For example recently the wardens had rendered an impressive performance on the eve of Shab-e-Barat throughout the night in order to save people from any kind of trouble.

Inspector City Warden Haris Zia told PPI that their workers were well-trained, physically fit and officially well-mannered because of the trainings and workshops occasionally organized for them to improve their skills; that’s the reason that they had successfully replaced private security guards in KMC and saved millions of rupees being paid to private security companies.

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