Sindh IG holds high level meeting to discuss security of foreign missions


KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Monday held a meeting with 28 consul generals and their representatives for the purpose of discussing the enhancement of security that foreign missions in Karachi are provided in light of the November 23 terror attack on the Chinese Consulate.

The meeting was attended by diplomats of countries including the United States of America (USA), China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Japan, Switzerland, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Malaysia,  Britain, South Korea, Yemen, Poland and Morocco, Russia, France, and Iran.

“Sindh Rangers, Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel and intelligence agencies were cooperating and coordinating with police to ensure the security of foreign missions in Pakistan,” he said.

During the meeting, IGP Imam said that security concerns were a growing international issue faced by all countries in regard to their geographical position and challenges, therefore,  every possible measure should be taken to elimate security breaches.

“A WhatsApp group should be established through which police, Rangers and others law enforcement agencies could coordinate for the enhancement of security measures and respond effectively in case of emergencies,” he added as a suggestion.

Moreover, all diplomats were assured that security measures were being increased for the protection of foreign missions in the country.