KARACHI: Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch has directed the police to remain high alert during the election 2013 process, beside maintaining effective communication system by setting up police pickets at the entry and exit points at district level. He expressed these views while addressing senior police officers at Saleem Wahidi Auditorium here also attended by Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh, DIGs, SSPs, SDPOs and SHOs.
He instructed the officers to conducts surgical raids in the troubled areas and file detailed reports of these raids. He directed for removal of barriers fixed erected in streets and roads across the city and devise strategy about manually operated of barriers by private guards of localities with consultation of area people. He asked to take the citizens in confidence before removal of barriers and also takes extraordinary steps to control crime in these areas.
He instructed for a comprehensive action against criminal elements in affected areas, and ensure holding police flag marches in order to create sense of protection among people.
He directed the SHOs to visits the polling stations in order to make security arrangement keeping in view possible security threat during election process. He warned the SHOs that any slackness could not be tolerated and strict departmental enquiry taken if anyone found involved in duty negligence.
He directed the AIG Karachi to prepare recommendations about presence of bomb disposal squads at zone level in district East and South.