Commissioner chairs meeting to review security arrangements


Karachi Commissioner Hashim Raza Zaidi on Monday chaired a meeting to review security arrangements for the Matric Annual Examinations commencing from 8th April.
The meeting was also attended by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) Chairman Fasihuddin, Controller of Examinations Noman Ahsen, deputy commissioners and senior police officials.
It was decided during the meeting that rangers’ personnel would continue patrolling activities around the designated examination centres, while it was also decided that security of staff, centres and transportation vehicles carrying examination papers and other relevant material should be ensured at all costs.
The BSEK chairman was of the view that more effective security measures were required to be put in place this year as the situation was completely different from the previous year.
He requested the commissioner that uninterrupted power supply be ensured at the examination centres to facilitate the students.
It was further pointed out during the meeting that for the 223 examination centres present in the metropolis, vigilance teams have been formed consisting of 54 members to ensure that the examinations commenced smoothly. It was also stated that there would be three vigilance teams for every town in the city.
The Karachi commissioner directed the officials concerned that Section 144 could be enforced around the examination centres and that the photocopy machines near the examination centres should be shut down at night before the examinations and could only open after 5 pm.
He directed the police officers to ensure security at all examination centres and those trying to resort to unfair means should be dealt with sternly.