KARACHI: The businessmen in the financial hub of Pakistan have warned that if law enforcement agencies continued to sleep on the job they would stand up against the extortionists themselves, Geo News reported.
Representative Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Siraj Kassem Teli, while talking to media here said that traders had decided to take up guns against blackmailers to ensure their security after Eid-ul-Fitr.
“Extortionists simply want us to go bankrupt, lock down our businesses, and go home, we just cannot let this happen, we will not submit to their blackjacking, said he.
“If we will have to carry firearms to save our businesses, then be it.”
On the other hand, Inspector General Sindh Police, Fayyaz Leghari has appointed DIG CIA as focal person for regular contacts with leaders of chambers, industrial zones and trade associations and ensuring police action on the complaints against kidnapping for ransom and extortion.
Addressing the members of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here Thursday, he said that police were in action under a planned strategy against criminals and to maintain law and order in the city.
He pointed out that Station House Officers (SHOs) would be posted for a prescribed tenure at one police station to further improve their performances. The efficient SHOs will complete their tenure while incompetent will be black listed for further posting as SHOs, he
Chairman, Sindh Board of Investment, Zubair Motiwala, Siraj Kassem Teli president KCCI Mian Abrar Ahmed were present on the occasion.
IG Sindh said that both police and businessmen have to face all these challenges together to improve law and order situation.
He asked the DIGs of three zones to police officials should be designated for industrial and commercial areas and these officer and
jawans should not be posted anywhere else.
He also issued directives for patrolling of police on motorcycles in industrial and commercial areas.
IG Sindh also issued order for constituting a coordination committee consisting of KCCI members under SSP South for monitoring law and order situation in their respective areas. Similarly, representatives of trade associations and district police will constitute similar committees at district level.
Earlier, KCCI president in his welcome address highlighted the incidents of money extortion and threat to trading community in market areas.