Anti-extortion cells to be set up in five districts of city

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Anti-extortion cells will be established in five districts of Karachi, it was decided at a meeting chaired by Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmed Shah.
According to a statement issued on Sunday, the participants of the meeting reviewed the performance of the anti-extortion cell at the SIU and it was decided that such cells will also be set up in five districts of the city.
They will remain in contact with one another as well as that functioning at the SIU.
The IGP directed that the system of receipt of intelligence reports in this regard should be improved further.
He instructed that the deployment, patrolling, surveillance, picketing and snap checking at commercial centres, industrial area, public places etc should be further beefed up for the protection of the lives and property of the people.
Shah also stressed that the policing system be made more effective and there should be coordination in the administrative affairs.
He said that a suggestion is being considered for enhancing the police divisions from three to five in a district so that action can be ensured against those involved in extortion and other crimes.
The IGP directed that a working paper should be prepared and submitted for necessary action in this regard.