KARACHI: Following his conference with chosen representatives of the District Municipal Corporation Central, Karachi police chief Dr. Amir Ahmed Shaikh instructed his subordinates on Wednesday to solve the issue of traffic congestion in Liaquatabad and take action against the sale of drugs in New Karachi. The city police chief met with DMC Central chairman Rehan Hashmi and chairmen and vice chairmen of union committees in the area. The DIG-West, DIG-Traffic, SSP-Central and other senior officers were also present.
After hearing troubles raised by councilors, Dr. Shaikh gave 1 week to police officers concerned to end traffic issues in Liaquatabad and curb sale of drugs in New Karachi. He also asked the officers to play their role for curbing crimes in their respective places in collaboration with the elected representatives. “We have to work together against peddlers,” he declared and warned that if any police officer was found involved in drugs, steps would be taken against him.
He claimed that in comparison with a year ago, street crimes had been reduced during the present yr. He declared that youths were involved in 65pc of street crimes and many of the criminals were addicts. He declared that besides drugs, unemployment was also another cause of street crimes. He declared that the police had released a campaign against beggars and urged the UC chairmen to play their role in this regard.
Separately, while inaugurating the IT lab of the West zone police in district Central, the city police chief directed all research officers to get their case files prepared by this IT lab in the future . Despite resource constraints, the city police were making endeavors to develop research as there were many issues, he declared, adding that efforts were also underway to develop the performance of the prosecution department to bring culprits to justice. In the 1st phase, IT labs were being set up at police zone level, which would be extended to area as well as police station level to provide a favorable environment to research workers to build an effective case against criminals. Meanwhile, Rangers on Wednesday held a program at their anti-terrorist wing in which snatched/stolen vehicles and mobile phones were handed over to their original owners after fulfilling legal formalities.