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Sindh CM orders police to launch targeted operation against street criminals

Sindh CM orders police to launch targeted operation against street criminals

JAN 20, (DNA) – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the provincial police department to launch a “decisive and result-oriented” operation targeted against street criminals and their supporters.

The chief minister issued the directive while presiding over a meeting to review the security situation in the metropolis with a particular focus on street crimes.

“This must be decisive and result oriented,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the chief minister’s spokesperson.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, IG Sindh AD Khowaja, Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Maher, Additional IG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi, Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Baloch, Home Secretary Shakeel Mangnijo, Commissioner Karachi Aijaz Ali Khan, CPLC Chief Zubair Habib, DIG Traffic Asif Aijaz Shaikh and others.

The chief minister, in his opening remarks, said he was not happy with the facts and figures regarding street crime presented in a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

“I have convened this follow up meeting to review the rate of street crime and devise a pragmatic strategy to crush street criminals,” he said.

Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Maher apprised the meeting that “13 police stations are most affected in terms of mobile snatching, four- and two-wheeler theft and snatching.”

“In 2016, 1,548 street criminals were arrested and booked, of which 14 were convicted and three acquitted. Presently 1,082 are in jail and 449 have been released on bail,” he added.=DNA

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