Countering militancy: Separate police stations, jails to be set up



The Sindh government has decided to establish separate police stations and jails to deal with terrorism in the province, according to a decision taken during a meeting held at the provincial home department on Saturday which was attended by officials from the police, intelligence agencies and home department.

Home secretary Abdul Qazi Kabeer told media that two police stations had already been set up in Karachi and one police station will be established in Hyderabad and Sukkur each, for the same purpose.

Kabeer said that the committee had already referred 64 cases to the military courts and shortlisted another 21. He added that the government will soon make laws for establishment of mosques and seminaries in the province.

In case of the Afghan refugees, Kabeer claimed that they would be kept in segregated camps that would be established outside the city. He added that there were 2.7 million unregistered Afghanis in Sindh, while the number of registered Afghan refugees was 68,000.

According to him, the government will provide Rs0.7 million to Afghanis who wanted to return to their home country.

Sindh IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali also told the media that a female counter-terrorism force will also be launched in Sindh. Jamali further said that the police had inked an agreement with the National Database and Registration Authority for a ‘crime tracking system’, which made it possible to track the entire family of an arrested criminal.