KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, said on Monday that crime rate in Karachi has significantly declined and it will be brought down to zero level.
Speaking at a luncheon hosted in honor of media persons at CPO here, IGP said that Sindh police was committed to eradicate crime in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. He said that main focus of the provincial police was on eliminating terrorism from from Karachi and other parts of Sindh.
He said target killing, street crimes and kidnapping for ransom cases had significacantly declined in the metropolis after he took over as IGP Sindh some seven months back.
He said that in interior Sindh, kidnapping for ransom cases were on high when he took over. Khairpur district was on top in kidnapping for ransome cases while Shikarpur was on second number in shuch cases.
Jamali said: “With the hectic efforts and solid actions by police, the kidnapping for ransom cases have reached zero level in Khairpur. However, there are some challenges in Shikapur.” There is also significant in crimes cases in Hyderabad, Badin, Mirpurkhas and Nawabshah.”
He said that Sindh police will soon establish a Citizens Service Centre in Karachi so as to resolve complaints and other issues of citizens. He said that hardened a large number of criminals, terrorists, target killers and dacoits had been killed during his tenure and the criminals are now on run.
He said that street crimes are still challange in Karachi because of huge population. Now a system has been instroducted to register people coming from other areas. Under this system, an estate agent has been bound to register the tenants and give their biodata to police.
He added that the target killings in Karachi had reduced from an average of 6-7 persons to 2.5 persons per day. The cases of kidnapping for ransom, which were 23 in Karachi and 45 in the interior Sindh when he took over, had been brought down to two cases each in Karachi and Sindh.
The significant decline in crime rate has occurred due to swift and strong actions of police in coordination with intellegence agencies and rangers, he concluded.