To improve the security and safety situation and quality of life in Karachi, the chief minister of Sindh has decided to start the implementation of the Safe City Project, which he has meeting next week so that the different components can be used. Approved.
Addressing a meeting on law & order at CM House on Saturday, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the situation of the city as a whole has improved a lot, which can be gauged from the fact that Karachi’s ranking in the World Crime Index has risen from sixth in 2014 to 103 in the year 2020.
The World Crime Index surveyed crime rates in 396 international cities. It was ranked Karachi sixth in 2014, 10th in 2015, 26th in 2016, 47th in 2017, 50th in 2018, 61st and then 71st in 2019, 88th at the start of this year and 103th in mid-October.
Sindh IGP police chief Mushtaq Mahar told the meeting that Cape Town was ranked 19, Mexico 29, Kuala Lumpur 38, Houston 50, Washington 52 and Delhi 71.
The chief executive said the city could be made safer and more secure if the Safe City Project was implemented at the earliest. He told Mahar to hold a meeting with the National Radio & Telecom Corporation next week for a detailed discussion of the project’s technical and financial proposals.
The Safe City Project was created in 2011, aiming to install 10,000 high-powered CCTV cameras across the city in its first phase. CM has approved Rs10 billion for the purpose but the project cost has increased to around Rs20 billion.
Shah said the security and safety situation as well as the quality of life in the city could be improved with the help of the latest technology.
He directed the police department to install 10,000 cameras in various places, including in the city’s red zones and problem areas for criminal activity.
Eid Al-Fitr Milad-un-Nabi
During the meeting, IGP said that Eid will be celebrated on 30 October, and the main procession on the occasion will be conducted from the Memon Mosque at noon. He said the police department would deploy 4,706 personnel for the safety of the participants.
Mahar said that another procession would move from the Merewether Tower at noon and stop at the Arambagh Mosque, while the third procession would start from Chhutan Shah Mazar at 1.30pm and stop at Purani Numaish. In this way, a total of six processions would emerge from different parts of the city and stop at designated places, he added. He also said that 947 processions and 902 Mehfils in connection with Eid will be held across the province, and all of them will be provided with the security they deserve.
The IGP said that Chup Tazia will take place on the 8th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which will fall on October 26, adding that the procession will take place on that day from Nishtar Park and stop at Imambargah Iran Hussain in Kharadar.
He said the procession would be carried out securely by a force of 8,000 police officers, adding that another procession would be moved from Qasr-e-Musayyab in Rizvia Society and stop at Shah-e-Najaf Imambargah, and around 1,200 police officers would provide it. with security.
The meeting informed that 30 Chup Tazia processions will be held across the province, of which nine have been declared the most sensitive and five as sensitive.
Sharing data on the criminal situation, Mahar said that in 2019 423 murder cases occurred in the city, while in 2020 there were 414 cases reported, showing a difference of nine cases.
He said that in 2019 there were a total of 12 targeted murder cases, while in 2020 there were a total of eight cases which showed a decrease of four cases.
He also said there were 31 cases of ransom kidnapping in 2019 and 29 in 2020, 107 extortion cases in 2019 and 116 in 2020, which shows an increase of nine cases. He added that there were 242 home burglaries in 2019 and 200 in 2020, which represents a reduction of 42 cases.
The IGP said that 1,404 four-wheelers were kidnapped in 2019 and that the number had dropped to 49 in 2020, when 1,355 cases of looting were reported.
He said, there were 23,141 two-wheeled vehicles confiscated in 2019 and increased in 2020 by 5,264 units, while in 2019 15,058 cell phones were confiscated and increased to 16,765 in 2020.
CM ordered that an app should be developed to promptly file complaints of incidents and robbery of mobile, car, motorcycle and other theft without visiting the police station. “This will help the police activate their force across the city to catch criminals.”
The chief executive was told that target killings across the province had fallen by 33.3 percent, homicides by 2 percent and cases of extortion by 14 percent.
CM lauds the professionally launched operations against muggers in the kutcha area of Khairpur and Larkana. It was an “extraordinary performance” of the police in both districts, he said.
IGP Mahar said the operation was launched in the Baradi Jatoi kutcha area, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Khairpur and Larkana police, adding that in the operation, six high-profile robbers were killed, each with a head money of Rs2 million.
He said police found anti-aircraft guns, two G-3 rifles, a sub-machine gun, a rocket launcher with bullets and a large amount of ammunition.
Karachi Corps commander Lt. Gen. Humayun Aziz said he would get any anti-aircraft and other weapons recovered from the robbers who were examined by military weapons experts to determine where the robbers got the weapons.
The chief executive said at the meeting that when he visited Sukkur earlier, he appreciated SSP Khairpur for the successful operation against the muggers.
From the meeting it was informed that 8,081 raids had been carried out in drug dens this year, with 12,788 suspects arrested and 10,427 registered FIRs. From the meeting it was also informed that the police found 7,173,959 kilograms of charcoal, 62,178 kg of heroin, 23.2 kg of ice, 170,288 kg of opium and 195,606 liters of liquor.
During the meeting it was informed that the police arrested 6,383 people who made Gutka and Mainpuri, confiscated 625,153 kg of Gutka and Mainpuri, and sealed 66 factories. IGP said that 5,314 FIRs were registered during the trip.
The chief executive urged the police to continue their efforts against the drug traffickers. “This is a crusade to save the next generation from threats.”
The meeting was also attended by Information Technology Minister Taimur Talpur, CM Barrister Murtaza Wahab’s Legal Advisor, Main Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Director General of Sindh Rangers Maj. Gen. Omer Bukhari, Main Secretary CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Head of Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Usman Chachar and others. related officials.