Street crimes to be con­troled within 2 to 3 months, says AIG Karachi

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Ad­di­tional In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Karachi Po­lice Mush­taq Ahmed Ma­her has said that con­trol­ling street crimes was a se­ri­ous chal­lenge but ef­forts were un­der­way and strate­gies have been de­vised which would re­sult in bring­ing down the street crimes in the next cou­ple of months.

Ex­chang­ing views dur­ing his visit to KCCI, Ad­di­tional IG added that po­lice depart­ment in as­so­ci­a­tion with NGOs has car­ried out a de­tailed re­search in which it has been iden­ti­fied that ma­jor­ity of the in­ci­dents per­tain­ing to street crimes hap­pen dur­ing traf­fic jams at peak hours from 5:00PM to 10:30PM. To min­i­mize street crimes dur­ing traf­fic jams, the po­lice of­fi­cers will try their level best to en­sure smooth flow of traf­fic dur­ing peak hours which would help in dras­ti­cally im­prov­ing the sit­u­a­tion, he added.

Chair­man Busi­ness­men Group & For­mer Pres­i­dent KCCI Siraj Kas­sam Teli, Pres­i­dent KCCI Younus Muham­mad Bashir, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent KCCI Zia Ahmed Khan, Vice Pres­i­dent KCCI Muham­mad Naeem Sharif, For­mer Pres­i­dent KCCI Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra and KCCI Man­ag­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers were present at the meet­ing.

Ad­di­tional IG said that it was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of po­lice to con­trol street crimes which will be done by the depart­ment at any cost and if needed, they will seek as­sis­tance from Rangers and NGOs with a view to pro­vide re­lief to Karachi­ites.

Com­ment­ing on the progress of Karachi Op­er­a­tion and re­fer­ring to the con­cerns ex­pressed by Siraj Kas­sam Teli over re­cur­rence of crimes on com­ple­tion of Karachi op­er­a­tion af­ter two or three years, Mush­taq Ma­her said that the Karachi Op­er­a­tion has re­sulted in im­prov­ing the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion of the city by ef­fec­tively deal­ing with ma­jor crimes and they have fi­nal­ized blue­prints for three years and five years which fo­cus on equip­ping the po­lice depart­ment to such an ex­tent that they be­come ca­pa­ble enough to main­tain peace across the city with­out any as­sis­tance. "A re­al­iza­tion about the sig­nif­i­cance of Karachi city and its role in eco­nomic pros­per­ity of the en­tire coun­try has de­vel­oped amongst var­i­ous state in­sti­tu­tions and the gen­eral con­sen­sus is that there is no go­ing back from Karachi Op­er­a­tion which if stops would re­sult in a dis­as­trous sit­u­a­tion", he added.

He in­formed that the po­lice depart­ment was cur­rently look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity of mak­ing bio­met­ric ver­i­fi­ca­tion manda­tory for pur­chase of cel­lu­lar phones as bio­met­ric ver­i­fi­ca­tion proved very suc­cess­ful in reg­is­tra­tion of SIMs. If bio­met­ric ver­i­fi­ca­tion is made manda­tory for reg­is­tra­tion of newly pur­chased phones as well, it would def­i­nitely help in deal­ing with sale of snatched phones and bring down crimes per­tain­ing to phone snatch­ing.

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