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Police reforms in the offing, says IGP

Karachi The Sindh police department is in the process of documenting necessary reforms in the Police Act 1861 that would soon be despatched to the provincial government for fine-tuning by its legal department and adoption by the provincial assembly, Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali said on Wednesday.Addressing participants

By our correspondents
March 19, 2015
Karachi
The Sindh police department is in the process of documenting necessary reforms in the Police Act 1861 that would soon be despatched to the provincial government for fine-tuning by its legal department and adoption by the provincial assembly, Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali said on Wednesday.
Addressing participants of the 102nd Course of National Management College Islamabad who visited the Central Police Office, he asserted that the entire police department was being revamped and modernised.
“Our main focus is on restructuring the counter terrorism department and special branch, while upgrades of the forensics division and establishment of a DNA laboratory are also among our priorities,” said the IGP.
He said special attention was also being paid towards capacity building of police staff and officials in the fields related to operational investigation and intelligence.
“Varied training programmes in this regard are also underway in close coordination with the concerned national and international agencies,” he stated.
“All necessary groundwork has also been completed for the procurement of robots to defuse bombs, while bombproof vehicles and drone surveillance cameras will also be bought soon.” IGP Jamali said that to counter arms smuggling and its unauthorised mobility in the province, scanners were being installed at all entry and exit points.

National Action Plan
With regards to the National Action Plan, he said close coordination was being developed between police and Rangers to ensure indiscriminate action against terrorists and criminals.
Jamali said 74 terrorists belonging to different banned organisations were arrested, whereas another 199 were killed during encounters in 2014-2015. In Lyari, he said, 209 gangsters were arrested and 164 killed by the police.