Central prisons in 4 cities face terror threat: IG
Inspector General Prisons Nusrat Manghan has said that the central prisons in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana face security threats from the terrorists.
“These prisons house suspects and convicts, who have connections with banned outfits,” said the IG while talking to newsmen during a visit to Central Prison Hyderabad on Monday.
Manghan, however, expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements that had been put in place inside and outside the four prisons.
“The jails’ security has been strengthened through a stringent security plan including the jail police, district police, rangers and Frontier Constabulary,” he said.
The IG informed that the Sindh government had given Rs 88 million to the Prison Department for purchase and installation of mobile jammers inside the prisons.
DIG Jails Abdul Majeed Siddiqui, Jail Superintendent Pir Shabbir Jan Sarhindi and other officials were present on the occasion. Meanwhile it is also reported that the Hyderabad police have issued a security plan for the new year night, according to which the celebratory rallies would not be allowed in the district.
According to a press release issued here Monday, SSP Syed Irfan Bahadur has directed the police to ensure all the restaurants, hotels and markets were closed by 7 pm.
Moreover, the people in groups would not be allowed to sit or move in the market and commercial places.
Special security arrangements would be ensured for the churches where the Christian community will celebrate the new year.
The police would launch a crackdown against the people who resort to aerial firing while the youngsters who ride motorbikes without silencers would be booked and their motorbikes would be impounded.—APP
BAJAUR AGENCY: Doctor examining the patients during a free medical camp for the local populace organized by Bajaur Scouts.