Caretaker govt tasked police to ‘break PPP’ before 2018 polls : Sindh CM


Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday alleged that the police officers before the 2018 elections were tasked by the then caretaker government to “breaking the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) people”, a private media outlet reported.

He said this during his speech that he delivered during the session of the Sindh Assembly.

He further said that arbitrary transfers of police officers were made by the interim government, which had left the policemen clueless.

He accused the caretaker of being busy trying to change PPP leaders’ alliances which diverted their attention from the law and order situation, resulting in an increase in street crime in Karachi.

“[They] put the names of all officers in a box, started revolving it and then pulled out name chits to mindlessly decide where each police officer would be posted,” he said while briefing the Sindh Assembly about the law and order situation.

The chief minister said that the PPP government has been trying to control the street crimes situation ever since it has come in the power.

He apprised the members of the provincial parliament that as many as 61 incidents of terrorism had taken place in Sindh in 2013. The number came down to only two such incidents in 2017, while this year no terrorist incident has taken place in Sindh so far, he stated.

He said that the incidents of street crimes and targetted killing have reduced, “we are not satisfied… we have to do more work”.