Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali has said that installation of scanners along the border of Sindh and Balochistan have become inevitable because terrorists penetrate into Sindh and return after conducting terrorist activities.
He was presiding over a law and order meeting here at the CM House on Tuesday.
IGP Sindh told the meeting that the heinous crime including terrorism, murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and dacoities were recorded 48 percent (4125) in Karachi during 2014, 16 percent (1351) in Hyderabad, 14 percent (1210) in Larkana, 10 percent (875) in Sanghar, eight percent (711) in Shaheed Benazirabad and 4 percent( 301) in Mirpurkhas.
Giving further break up of overall crime in the province the IG said 54 percent (4655) dacoities / robberies, 38.5 percent (3294) murders, 5.2 percent (449) extortion, 1.7 percent kidnapping for ransom and 0.3 percent (26).
He said up to March 23, 269 criminals were killed, including 67 terrorists, 42 o Lyari gangsters, 11 kidnappers, 149 dacoits. This figure was 858 in 2014.
Talking about killing of criminals during the 560 days of targeted operation the IG said that 888 criminals have been killed, 1546 target killers arrested, 539 terrorists arrested, 487 extortionists apprehended and other 19701 other criminals arrested.
Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro talking on National Action Plan (NAP) said combating operations are being conducted against terrorist hide-outs through RRF and SSU.
He said that 72 madaris have been closed in Hyderabad Range. He said that there were 60 religious outfits in the province. He said that 1048 Afghan illegal immigrants have been arrested and 408 cases registered against them.
Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar giving briefing on search operation at MQM Headquarters, Nine-Zero, Azizabad said that on March 11, 2015 Rangers conducted an information-led search operation around MQM Headquarters.
During the operation arms, ammunition and explosives recovered from there include four 9mm pistol, 19- 7mm rifles, 22 repeaters, 22 rifles, two LMGs, one KK, 26 awan bombs, 18 SMGs, two 223-rifles, 14 pistols of 30 bore, four rifles of 8mm, one rifle of 4-M, 13 G-22 riffles, two rifles of 222, 11 rifles of GSG-5 and five SMGs.
He said 26 persons were handed over to police and booked under different cases. “During interrogation arrested accused disclosed their involvement in number of heinous crimes in limits of different police stations of the city. More weapons were also recovered on the pointation of arrested accused which include two rocket launchers, one mouzer, one carbine, two awan bomb launcher and four TT Pistol and l560 rounds.”
He also said that 59 other persons apprehended from the places were detained for 90 days and so far no license of the recovered arms has been produced before police. According to Forensic Laboratory all these arms are in working condition.
During the search operation a mob gathered at the place and resorted to firing due to which one person was killed and other injured for which the police have registered a case.
Qaim Ali Shah directed the Sindh police to control street crime. “We have to the control street crime I want people walk free of any fear. We have to restore this city as city of lights once again.” he asserted.
He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Rangers and Sindh police for their vigorous efforts to restore peace in Karachi.