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President Zardari Issues Directives To Restore Law & Order In Sindh

President Asif Ali Zardari has issued several directives to improve the law and order situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, which has witnessed a rise in violent street crimes.

During a special meeting at the CM House, President Zardari chaired the meeting that was attended by high-ranking officials of the federal and provincial governments, as well as representatives of the security institutions. The directives include taking action against the drug mafia, curbing the trade of stolen goods, completing the long-delayed Karachi Safe City project, and addressing other issues like Katcha bandits, the menace of narcotics, land grabbing, and security of foreign nationals.

The meeting was held to review the overall law and order situation in the province and acquire the necessary facilities and resources to tackle these issues. The attendees included Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, provincial ministers Sharjeel Memon, Nasir Hussain Shah, Ziaul Hassan Lanjar, Chief Secretary, inspector general police (IGP), Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh, and other senior officials.

Sindh IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon briefed President Zardari that 107 police check posts have been established on the left bank of the Indus River. Moreover, 609 persons have been recovered who were abducted by criminals via honey traps, he added. He detailed that 103 citizens were abducted from January to April 2024 from which 76 incidents were registered while 47 cases were not lodged by the victims.

Police continued an operation to recover 20 abductees, he added. The provincial police chief said that 63 dacoits were killed in the first four months of this year and 120 suspects were arrested in wounded condition while 418 other suspects were also taken into custody. During separate operations, 17 cops were martyred and 27 got injured. The president directed the establishment of police check posts on the right bank of the Indus River to improve the security situation in Shikarpur and Kashmore.

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