Legislation against land grabbing, extortion soon: home minister


Legislation will be introduced in the Sindh Assembly soon to curb the menace of land grabbing and extortion, Home Minister Manzoor Wasan said on Friday.
“The government is striving hard to eliminate land grabbing and extortion culture,” he said while talking to the media after presiding over a meeting at his office on the law and order situation in Karachi.
The meeting was attended by Sindh Inspector General of Police Wajid Ali Khan Durrani and all DIGs of Karachi.
The minister said that action is being taken against those involved in extortion and illegal occupation of land without any discrimination.
“The situation in Karachi has improved significantly after police and Rangers’ started joint operations,” he added. Wasan also claimed that that the present government made no recruitments in the police department on political basis. “All appointments or postings in police department will be scrutinised on merit without considering any political affiliation. Speaking on flood relief measures, the minister pointed out that President Asif Ali Zardari is conducting video conferences in coordination with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and respective district governments to constantly monitor the situation and provide relief to the flood-affected people.