Surprise Surprise!


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah paid surprise visits on Thursday to various areas of Karachi, particularly the Pakistan Chowk, Jama Cloth Market, MA Jinnah Road, Khaliqdina Hall, Light House, City Courts, Denso Hall, Boulton Market, Merewether Tower, Sindh Madrasatul Islam and the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Sindh CM also visited the community Policing Chowki near Allahwala market.
Qaim enquired about law and order situation from traders and the people in the Jama Cloth Market and the Allahwala market complex.
The CM directed the SSP South to increase the number of police officials deputed at the picket and directed that they should continue patrolling to stop the extortion of traders.
He also met with the people who informed him that the trend of extortion has decreased, though it has not stopped completely.
The people said the overall law and order situation has improved and that the law enforcement agencies be asked to make more efforts in this regard.
The CM also asked the people to lodge complaints against crime so that the police could take prompt action.
The Sindh CM also visited the Mithadar Police Station and checked their FIR registers and other records. The Mithadar police station SHO informed that due to the concerted efforts of the police, the criminals and bhattakhors were under strict watch.
Qaim also visited the lock-up, where four people were being held for interrogations. Out of them, one was a target killer from PS Kharadar.
Kharadar SPO Agha Asadullah informed the CM that 100 constables have been provided by the Sindh Reserve Police, making the force increase to 120 constables.
The CM also met with traders, businessmen and the general public in Boulton market.
The representatives of small traders informed the CM that the law and order situation had changed rapidly due to the concerted efforts of the government and the law enforcement agencies. Speaking on the occasion, Qaim Ali Shah strictly directed the police, rangers and law enforcing agencies to accelerate their efforts to stop target killings.
He also issued instructions for the patrolling of old city areas, including Jodia Bazar, Kaghzi Bazar, Napier Road, Kharadar and Denso hall.
Qaim Ali Shah also visited the I.I Chundrigar Road before returning to the CM House.

Thank you for the visit Mr CM, but please ensure security!

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Thursday and exchanged views with KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad regarding the law and order situation and commercial and industrial activities in the city. Earlier, the chief minister paid a surprise visit to various markets located in the old city area and MA Jinnah Road. He said that the Sindh government was committed to improving the law and order situation to resuscitate commercial and industrial activities in Karachi in particular and in the province in general. Mian Abrab lauded the chief minister for his visit to the markets and placed stress on the need to put concrete safety and security measures in place which would provide with visible results. He also apprised Shah about the KCCI’s successful visit to the United States. He added that as the KCCI delegation met important dignitaries of the US State Department and other organizations, it was argued that Pakistan wanted trade and market access rather than trade. In a meeting with the officials of the US Agency of International Development (USAID), he also introduced the unique concept of “aid for trade” to enhance bilateral trade between the countries. He informed Shah that the KCCI delegation also urged USAID to prepare a development and investment plan for the marble and granite sectors, particularly in Sindh. Views were also exchanged on energy, Pak-Iran gas pipeline and signing of a Pak-US bilateral investment treaty following the PAK-US free trade agreement.