Police to guard shopping centres at late hours


Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah held a meeting on Friday at the Chief Minister’s House to review the law and order situation in the province, particularly in Karachi.
“It is the responsibility of the law enforcement agencies to be fully devoted towards maintaining peace in troubled area, keep vigil and take prompt action against criminals,” he said.
Shah also directed police officials to enhance patrolling in various troubled localities. “Police should be deployed at shopping centres and markets at late hours throughout the province so that people, particularly women and children, can be provided with adequate security,” he added.
The chief minister instructed the police department to accelerate the process of inducting additional personnel into the force. He said that recruitments should be made on the basis of merit with a transparent process.
Shah also directed to post a senior police officer as the DPO in Tando Muhammad Khan. “The police force is being provided with the latest and sophisticated arms and ammunition as well as new vehicles,” he said.
Home Minister Manzoor Wasan and Inspector General of Police Wajid Ali Durrani presented a report to Shah on the current law and order situation and assured him that with effective and curative measures, peace will be restored across province, especially in Karachi. Special Secretary to the Chief Minister Hafeezullah Abbasi also attended the meeting.