Home minister directs police to nab bank robbers

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal on Friday formed a committee led by DIG East and directed it to arrest the burglars involved in bank robberies so far this year.

While presiding a high level meeting in police office here, Siyal reviewed the police’s targeted actions against criminals and measures for public security. He formed a committee comprising DIG East, SSPs of district- East, Malir and Korangi- and tasked it to nab the burglars involved in bank robberies so far this year. “All the banks should implement security manual issued by State Bank of Pakistan. Inspector General of Sindh police (IGP) should ensure the security measures of the banks as per security manual by arranging meetings with its officials,” he directed.

Siyal directed police to make their performance even better against street criminals. He directed to initiate window operation at police stations level for addressing the public’s complaints. “Any negligence or delaying tactics would not be tolerated and disciplinary action would be taken against responsibles,” he added.

The home minister further directed authorities concerned to take all the stakeholders into confidence for the security of all educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities as per standard operating procedure (SOP).

Siyal urged relevant police officers to eradicate dens of gambling, drugs and other social problems from their respective jurisdictions. “If any complaint or report is received regarding these dens, not only the strict action would be taken against concerned SHOs, but it will also be disqualified from important assignment in the future.

IGP Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali, Additional IG Mushtaq Ahmed Maher, DIG headquarters Sindh Zulfiqar Larak, zonal DIGs, districts SSPs and other senior police officers were also present at the meeting.