Crime rate in Sindh declines by 75 percent: Jamali

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali chaired a high level meeting at Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi and reviewed progress of police in ongoing operation against crimes with the special emphasis on terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion in the province.

In the meeting, it was briefed that police launched massive targeted operations Sindh wide during which over 600 raids were conducted. The 123 criminals were killed during 223 encounters with police during these raids. The 123 killed outlaws included 32 terrorists, 88 dacoits, two kidnappers and one extortionist.

The meeting was informed that due to the proactive policing, the incidents of kidnapping for ransom have witnessed a sharp decline by 75 percent, a fact that was seconded by Chief CPLC Ahmed Chenoy based on the figures available with police and CPLC. It was also stated that the incidents of extortion has been brought down by over 80 percent in the period under review.

The IGP Sindh showed his satisfaction over the co-ordination between all branches of Sindh police for the achievement of desirable results and appreciated the selfless sacrifices laid down by the police.

Jamali also announced rewards for the police officers and police teams, whose performance was extraordinary. He paid tribute to martyrs of police force and the meeting concluded with the resolve would continue the targeted operations with same zeal and vigour till the terrorism and crime is eliminated.

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