Cen­tral pris­ons in 4 cities face ter­ror threat: IG

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - HY­DER­ABAD—

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.

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