CM reviews NAP progress: 18 terrorists executed, four execution stayed

Karachi: Under the National Action Plan (NAP) 18 terrorists have been executed while black warrants issued for the execution of four other terrorists have been stayed by courts.

This was disclosed in a joint presentation given to the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah by Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro and IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali here today.

They said that under NAP various drastic measures have been taken. “Some 18 terrorists have been executed in different jails of the province while the courts have granted stay against four execution orders.” the chief secretary said.

The chief minister Syed Qaim Ali directed the chief secretary ,Advocate General and law secretary to follow these cases in the courts properly and get the stay vacated so that their execution could be carried out.

The chief secretary also said that the Sindh government had recommended 74 cases for their trial in military court, of them the ministry of interior approved only three case, including attack on Rangers mobile in Sachal, blast and martyrdom of DSP Kamal Mangan and other case related the blast and martyrdom of Kamal Mangan.

Replying to a question of chief minister the home secretary said that presently “we have scrutinized 10 cases in our legal committee which has cleared eight cases which include attack on Justice Maqbool Baqar, Nishter Park blast, attack on martyrdom of four policemen, attack on Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station and sectarian murder in New Karachi and five other connected cases.”

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro to scrutinize more cases because the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has already ordered establishment of more military courts in Karachi.

Talking about the achievements made by Rangers from September 5, 2013 to August 17, 2015, the home secretary said that they have conducted 5867 operations in which over all apprehension were 10,438, including 498 terrorists. They have killed over 490 target killers, arrested 341 bhatta collectors , got freed 50 hostages from the clutches of kidnappers. In different encounter the Rangers killed 464 terrorists , recovered 7787 weapons and 349854 ammunition.

Talking about hate speeches, the chief secretary said that some 1,023 cases have been registered under loudspeaker act, 813 other nominated in FIRs, 552 arrested and 810 challaned.

Talking about police action in Lyari the IG police said that 130 gangsters have been neutralized. “We have reduced social vice dens by 90 percent; highway dacoities/robberies reduced exceptionally. Only 19 highway dacoities in 2015 while their figure stood at 68 in 2014.

He also said that the number of Madaris in Sindh are being re-verified through special branch. The exercise would be completed within a week. “Additionally, all the Madaris are being brought on digital map through geo-tagging. This exercise would also be completed within 15 days,” he said.

The chief minister directed the IG police to strengthen their coordination with Pakistan Rangers and secret agencies to comb out terrorists from this thickly populated city but simultaneously keep an eagle eye in lower Sindh where they may move down.

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