Decision taken to accelerate action against illicit arms


Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Haider Jamali on Saturday presided over a high-level meeting to review law and order situation with special reference to progress on NAP and implementation status on decisions of apex committee. It was decided to accelerate and expedite police action on recovery of illicit arms and ammunition drive in proper coordination and guidelines of provincial home department.

The Sindh IG also reviewed and invited comprehensive details about the police progress in accordance with the NAP regarding action against proscribed organizations, action against hate speeches, literature and wall chalking, action against terrorism financing and supporters of banned organizations, and action against illegal Afghan immigrants.

In this regard, the IG directed to ensure speedy police action across the province. It was informed in the meeting that during the targeted intelligence-based operations throughout the province, police recovered 16 LMGs, 10 G-3 rifles, 311 SMGs/KKs, 7007 pistols/revolvers, 289 rifles, 740 shot guns/repeaters and 6 MP-V.

Similarly, 526 KGs explosive material, 26 suicide jackets, 449 bombs/HGs, 750 avon bombs/ball bombs and 4 IEDs were also recovered since the start of NAP.

The meeting was informed that all madaris in the province were being brought on digital map through “Geo-Tagging” and the entire exercise would be completed soon. It was further informed that extensive monitoring of 4th scheduled listed person was also being ensured.

“Activities of criminals released from jails on bail are also under watch,” the house was informed. The meeting was attended by Additional IGs of Traffic, SB, Karachi, CTD, DIGs of headquarters, traffic Hyderabad, SB, CTD, AIGs of operations, finance and SSP CTD.