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Sunday July 14, 2024

IGP orders upgrading investigation unit to effectively curb crime

By Salis bin Perwaiz
June 12, 2024
Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon speaks during a meeting at his office in Karachi on April 22, 2024. —Facebook/ Sindh Police
Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon speaks during a meeting at his office in Karachi on April 22, 2024. —Facebook/ Sindh Police

Sindh police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon on Tuesday chaired a meeting at the Central Police Office regarding the restructuring of the Crime & Investigation Unit, and the introduction of positive and constructive reforms.

The crime & investigation DIG briefed the meeting about the details of the restructuring of the department, as well as the importance and usefulness of reforms. He said that to effectively curb crimes and criminal operations, it has become necessary to digitise the overall responsibilities of crime and investigation. He said that in 2023, the number of cases related to serious crimes registered across the province was around 20,000.

For successful conclusion of cases and following them up to their logical conclusions, it is necessary to strengthen the technical capabilities in all aspects and angles of investigation and analysis, he added. IGP Memon said comprehensive investigation of crimes is the need of the hour, with the aim of providing real support to research and investigation, and the successful and logical conclusion of cases.

He said measures such as digitisation of cases and monitoring of their results would not only strengthen the criminal justice system but would also significantly increase the conviction rate.

Digitisation will not only register cases in the data bank but will also be easily available under the central system, he added. He ordered the Crime & Investigation Unit to immediately start the process of pursuing serious cases in the first phase.

Chinese nationals

Memon also held a meeting about Chinese nationals’ security, and directed the Special Protection Unit (SPU) to provide foolproof security to the Chinese nationals in Karachi. He said security clearance at provincial level and residential areas of Chinese nationals is the responsibility of the district police.

He reviewed various government projects across the province, security measures of Chinese residents, experts and staff associated with multinational companies. The SPU DIG briefed the meeting in detail about the security measures and strategies adopted for Chinese residents at provincial level.

The IGP ordered that it is the responsibility of the SPU to provide foolproof security to the Chinese nationals associated with various projects in Karachi, while the district police is responsible for measures such as security clearance at provincial level and residential areas of Chinese residents.

He said the units and departments concerned would ensure all possible and immediate measures such as providing additional personnel to the SPU. He formed a four-member committee comprising the headquarters, establishment, SPU and Special Branch DIGs, and directed them to review the movement of Chinese residents and the overall security measures taken for them.