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Tuesday June 18, 2024

IGP Memon orders installing trackers in police vehicles

By Salis bin Perwaiz
June 11, 2024
Sindh IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon presides over a meeting at the CPO on March 30, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Police
Sindh IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon presides over a meeting at the CPO on March 30, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Police 

The Sindh police chief on Monday ordered installing trackers in police vehicles. He also met with a delegation of Karachi’s industrialists who had called on him to share their security concerns.

IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon chaired a meeting at the Central Police Office to discuss the installation of trackers in police vehicles. Addl IGP Welfare & Works, DIG Headquarters and other officers attended the meeting.

The DIG T&T briefed the meeting about the ongoing steps for installing trackers, highlighting their importance in present times. He said that installation of a tracking system in all police vehicles is under way, and all the measures are being implemented expeditiously for its early completion.

The IGP said that the purpose of installing trackers in government motorbikes, police mobiles and other vehicles is the transparent and correct use of resources.

He also said recommendations should be made regarding the required vehicles and necessary equipment for the reforms proposed for police stations so that regular approval and verification can be made as soon as possible.

Memon said he is trying to create a regular system, and ensure measures like austerity in the use of police resources. He said that all police vehicles should be equipped with trackers as soon as possible, and a comprehensive report should be sent to him for review.

Earlier, an eight-member delegation of presidents of the industrial associations of Karachi had called on the provincial police chief to share their security concerns and ask about police measures in this regard.

Federal B Area Trade & Industries President Syed Raza Hussain led the delegation. Karachi police chief Imran Yaqoob Minhas, Karachi Range DIGs, and DIGs of Headquarters, Traffic Police, CIA and IT were also present in the meeting.

The DIG South apprised the meeting about the progress made in the investigation of the murder case of industrialist Asif Balwani. He said that technical aspects are also being investigated to solve the case.

The IGP directed Addl IGP Minhas to increase police force in all the industrial zones of the city immediately. He told the meeting that this year until June 7, at least 96 suspects were killed, 704 injured and 2,569 arrested in 628 police encounters in Karachi.

He said theft of phones and vehicles has reduced significantly, adding that out of the 60 cases of murder during robberies, 53 were solved and 53 suspects arrested.

He also said that out of the 161 cases of injuries during robberies, 104 were solved and 132 suspects arrested. From May 14 to June 10, he added, 279 drug peddlers across Sindh were jailed while five major drug mafia gangs were eliminated.

Memon said that not registering cases benefits the suspects, and the justice system suffers. He said face recognition cameras have been installed at the entry and exit points, especially at the Northern Bypass, to prevent crime.

He also said that the completion of the Karachi Safe City project would ensure the eradication of crime, and special courts would be set up for murder and drug cases. The integration of police stations and the provision of budget will strengthen policing, he added.

The police chief said the appointment of 400 prosecutors on contractual basis would strengthen the investigation department. He said rehabilitation plans for drug addicts and prisoners are also under way. “We are making our best efforts to make Karachi a haven of peace.”

He requested the industrialists to instal cameras at their homes and places of business because cameras have an important role to play in the fight against crime and to arrest the culprits.