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Terrorists in ‘Command and Control’?

The officials of the Command and Control Centre established by former Karachi nazim Mustafa Kamal is aiding target killers and terrorists in their activities, Pakistan Today has learnt. Sources said that with their eyes on various parts of the city through the cameras installed all across the metropolitan, the officials of the centre’s Cam Wing provide anti-social elements with information about movement of the police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies as well as instructions for terror activities.
During the recent incidents of violence, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has recorded conversations of the centre’s officials with target killers and terrorists, the sources added. They said that officials of the Cam Wing were discovered directing criminals regarding targets for killing and causing disruption as well as vandalism, looting and arson.
The ISI has recorded conversations of Cam Wing officials on separate occasions of violence and found that they directed criminals to leave a particular location or reach a specific site, they added. Sources said that the ISI has forwarded a letter to the federal government to immediately investigate the Cam Wing officials, and has recommended that the centre be handed over to the law enforcers immediately because due to these corrupt officials, the law enforcers have been unable to take action against target killers and terrorists among other criminals.
In its letter, the ISI has also expressed its reservations over the department of Community Police, more commonly known as the City Wardens, the sources added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Community Police Department was also established by the former city nazim, and some 7,500 activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were appointed in the department without conducting any interviews to determine their eligibility.
It is also relevant to mention here that on February 28 this year, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered handing over the Command and Control Centre to the Sindh Home Department, but despite the passage of over five months, no action has been taken in this regard due to the Pakistan People’s Party’s policy of reconciliation.
An SHC division bench comprising Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Imam Bux Baloch had ordered constituting a committee headed by the Sindh Special Home Secretary and Sindh Additional Inspector General of Police with Pakistan Rangers-Sindh Lieutenant Colonel and a grade-19 officer of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) as its members to supervise the centre.
The bench had issued the orders on a constitutional petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi President Muhammad Hussain Mehanti who sought handing over the centre to the Sindh government.
At the time of the SHC decision, Sindh Additional Advocate General Miran Muhammad Shah had assured the court on behalf of the provincial government that the centre would be run under the control of the Home Department.
Shah had said that the centre would be run under the supervision of the Home Secretary and law enforcers among others.
The court had then disposed of the petition and ordered handing over the centre to the Home Department.
The Command and Control Centre was established by the CDGK in its last tenure following the directives of the former city nazim to control the traffic problems of the city; however, according to sources, the centre has been misused by a specific political party.
They said that the law enforcers have expressed their reservations on many occasions and suggested that instead of a political party or the local government, this centre be supervised by the provincial government because the centre has been misused by a political party for its own interests.
Several terror incidents – including the 12 Rabiul Awwal, 12 May and April 9 incidents as well as the Ashura and Chehlum tragedies – shook the metropolis, but no video evidence was maintained or handed over to the law enforcers, they added.
They also said that former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza had publicly complained that the Command and Control Centre was being misused by a specific political party. The video clip of a recent quarrel between Mirza and a private television channel’s team was also provided by the officials of the centre to the said channel, they added.



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33 Comments

  1. sajid alvi said:

    what !! i never knew this,why no news channel has covered this story? this was indeed a big surprise for me.

  2. Hammad said:

    Baseless! If police and provincial govt were able to do anything then they must have made a command and control system for themselves. Its not a rocket science or a project from NASA. Its just simple cameras. Other than that I have never seen some journalist as ignorant as this article's, he says that this center has not provided videos of different incidents noted. Well he must first do his homework and then write something! during 12 may incident was there wasn't any such system present. While Ashura and Rabiulawal incidents had their videos present! You need eyes to see and a brain to think before call yourself a journalist

  3. Shujauddin Qureshi said:

    Sain Chandio sahib! are you working for ISI? This is a concocted story without any direct quotes. (Had I been on desk, I would have put in dust bin) And by the way, why ISI is tapping the telephone of terrorists, and when they know they are terrorists, then why they why they were not arresting them. It is inefficiency of Sindh government that it is not taking control of this facility. Who has allowed terrorists to make contacts with Command and Control system?It is a really rubbish story, I have ever read.

    • observer from the UK said:

      Chandio Sahib has told the world the truth about this so called control and command centre whose architect was former mayor with ulterior motives. Imagine the terrorists belonging to an ethnic party are forewarned from possible ambush from law enforcement agencies,

    • Ishaq said:

      Dear Shuja this is possible and MQM is doing more than that . Hope journalist will come forward to show real face of terrorists to public

  4. Jazib Ahmed said:

    sound …tailor-made story
    Mr. Shuja's view is so valid…if ISI come to know cam officials are supporting target killers..then why they dont arrest cam officials…instead of telling this news to media….!!!
    it seems a conspiracy theory against MQM….a baseless story

  5. MOHSIN BILAL said:

    it,s exclusive story but it,s a shame for our media why they do not show realities on their TV screens. they are all terrorists, politicians, media persons,police,and also recent government, it,s a game of power and getting more and more interests, i just wanna one thing if our media is sincere and want a peace full and developed Pakistan, they must by-cut all political leaders and inform the people what is reality. we must think for national peace and stability.

  6. S. Humayun Ishtiaq said:

    Humara kam hai her achee cheez mai say buraee dhoond na madam yah system dunya k her Mulk mai laga hooa hai or wahan say sirf shehr ke trafic control hotee hai so plz likhnay say pehlay tehqiqat zarooree hai

  7. Shahrukh said:

    This baseless story is nothing but a Piece of bullshit. Only an insane person will believe in this story.

    • umer said:

      did u hv some proof aganist this news report…i mean publishing false claim of ISI aganist a high profile is like putting ur own newspaper at risk….why anyone do that…this newspaper can be sued and even banned on this type of news if its false…our job is not to take sides but to demand for that recorded tapes so that everyone know the truth….

  8. naeem qasim said:

    it is failure of the society,wo log jin ki nassl ka hi kuch pata nahi aap onein offices mein baithatey hi kayun hein………..criminal mind aur characterless ko psychetrice examin se goozar kr koi bhi zimmadaari dein ,insha allah results·ll be better!!!!!!!!!

  9. Syed Tauseef said:

    Ask to Mr chandio ( a sindhi qoum parast journalist) ever he entered in CDGK office??:D its totally home made story with the help pf jamat e islami 😀

  10. ekram said:

    The baised story . wht it is published on the day when SIndhi Nataionalist are on strike .

  11. Fahad said:

    @sajid alvi.. News Channels Khud MQM k ghulaam bnae hue hain… Altaf hussain cheenk b marta ha tou un k lye khabr hoti ha… or Karachi ki aik bri ta’adaad un ki sehat ki dua ko phonch jati ha..

  12. Imdad Jumani said:

    visited the command and control center of CDGK once when my car was stolen and i found Rangers and Police officials sitting, monitoring and commanding the whole staff. So I am waiting for ISPR to issue the clarification whether any such ISI letter was written or not. may be Imdad Soomro sahab has his own sort of ISI 🙂

  13. nabeel said:

    Bohat behtreen story hai bhai…..Allah ap ko aenda bhi esi achi stories manzar e aam par lanay ki toufiq ata farmaye aameen

  14. Kanwar Abid said:

    why not our police and" the sources" who blame of miss use of C&C unit.install it and keep the eye on city. In all civilised countries it is being install by police and properly maintain by them. but in our country they are the only persons who appose it . and every body knows why they do this .lot of peoples see their movies of taking money from commen men . Karachi is the city where police is taking money from peoples, is sev eral time greater then their whole year budge (salery) .No where in the country is that much ratio. Only Double sawari on Bikes pays billion of rupees to them.

  15. Kanwar Abid said:

    I strongly recomend that CCTV cammera will place all our the city, with latest technology .i.e with sensors in it. they can catch the arms in it and identify them. If it happen there is no need of that much Police "THE MOST CRIMINALS OF THE COUNTRY" .
    can any one give ex-policeman a job in his company or house. THE ANSWER SHOULD BE 'no'. the ression I told earlier.

    protect the city with CCTV like we done in our companies………COMMAND AND CONTROL UNIT is the requirment of this country it should be place inside the police stations .inside all the GOvt. Office to remove curroption

  16. Imdad Ali Soomro said:

    It is a true story, insha Allah no clarification from any side will not come, and im IMDAD SOOMRO not chandio !, i have the whole details about the persons which operating the system and about their political affiliations, if any one has any solved information about this system he can contradict my facts and figures, why according to the orders of high court system not handed over to the home department, y know better 500 people killed to
    reoccuipy the City Government and revival of local government system why ? any of u can answer ?

    • Kanwar Abid said:

      Imdad soomro: It is the property of city Govt. And if Police/sind govt/ home department wants it …they can install it by there own means.the system is install by the money of SITE association money. and in the building of city govt. people were trained by city govt. for your Knowledge Home department can send there persons for monituring it .but can't take over the city govt building. from the order of HOUNERABLE HIGHCOURT .It should be transfer to home department but on there own expence not by city govt expence…And I STILL RECOMENDED THAT THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BE MONITOR BY HOME DEPARTMENT BUT BY HONEST PERSONS. AND EVERY BODY KNOWS THIS.??????
      there should be high tech cameras were installed in every major part of the city with high tech sencers. like UK and USA. the amount we are expend on these charector less staff is much higher then these high tech equipments… see what will happen after the LONDON VOILECNCE. all those who were envolve will arrest and punished.
      In our courts/police these photage were not taken as proved . in ATM robbery it is seen lot of time….IF u r a honest(with ur profession) Point out these things and educate these old age mindset

    • Kanwar Abid said:

      from ur above statment that "no clarification is come" shows that ur firing in the air …..I read the comment of Mr. saleem {{{{{{{{ ((((( "We are living in Karachi and we know about the situation here. The city govt. command & control system should be moved to IB office clifton and a joint control team be set up including ISI, MI, IB, FIA, Police & Home Department officials and revisit all the cameras installed in different locations and be reconnected with the new command & control system and should also install new cameras where necessary. ")))))))}}}}}}}}}
      is the clarification ,,,,,,,SHAME FOR YOUR FALSE STORY…..VERY VERY SHAME ON YOU.

  17. Faraz said:

    i don't know about the authenticity of this news article. but y media is not covering well here is a clue
    1- firing between two political groups in malir (who could it be a million dollar question)
    2- firing between two political groups in orangi and kati phari
    any idea who were these two groups???????

  18. Imran said:

    Very sad and bad indeed…………….these corrupt polititions should be ban and put in the Jail

  19. imdadsoomro said:

    fraz sb, no any clarification from any side MQM, city Government or ISPR, yet pulished regarding this issue this news item published in lahore and islam abad editions also,
    firing between two groups in malir and at katti paharie , u dont know ? who are they ?
    MQM and ANP,

  20. shah khan said:

    so what u guys are commenting for,,, on this issue that cameras are being used for killing ,,, more than 6000 victims of death in last three and half year in karachi,, and oozi LMG SMG AK 47 Rocket launcher,,,, these are commonly used in that city and u guys are tickling with bloody camera story ,,,, one thing,, beat all of them (leaders ANP PPP MQM) with lashes on an open place like eid gaah hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  21. naeem said:

    it is very harmfull situation for karachi and pakistan

  22. Sanam said:

    See the program Lakin dated 10th August 2011, Say what Asma Jhangir said in the program which would open every body eyes.

  23. Saleem said:

    We are living in Karachi and we know about the situation here. The city govt. command & control system should be moved to IB office clifton and a joint control team be set up including ISI, MI, IB, FIA, Police & Home Department officials and revisit all the cameras installed in different locations and be reconnected with the new command & control system and should also install new cameras where necessary.

  24. observer from the UK said:

    Disgusting. I can express my revulsion on knowing that the so called command and control system installed at a cost of millions of rupees for which no accountabiliry, has been misused by thugs of an ethnic party to perpetrate terrorism in the city. The centre is being run by the people who claim to be sole stakeholders of the city. The Sindh government was directed by the justices to take over the control but Zardari's policy of reconciliation has led to continuing manning of this vital centre. The Sindh government stands guilty of dereliction of their duties and the high court should take notice of that,

  25. Adnan said:

    I am sick and tired of listening to all the "conspiracy theiries" against MQM even though I initially believed some of them but eventually we found out they were wrong. ISI has not done anything for Pakistan since its inception except intrigues and toppling governments for their own sake. Army is included in the transparency international report for the first time in history and guess what? It is the 5th most corrupt institution in Pakistan. Is ISI investigating it?
    Was ISI able to take Pakistan's money back from Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari or corrupt ministers who made PIA, RAILWAY, Pakistan Steel Mills etc. bankrupt. If not, then why? Who is stopping them? Why are they pushing MQM to a corner so far we don't see any corruption in them. They were able to bring a common person to the assembly. Their leader is able to control them from thousand of miles away. Our leaders are not able to control the crowd even when they are here. For example: The crowd looted all the chairs while Imran Khan was present. There were several fights between PTI officials in front of Imran Khan, and PML both Q and N. PPP has the same situation when they can't control their own people. We should adopt MQM's practices their discipline, accept them as the 2nd major party in Sindh and the 1st one who is bringing common man to the assemblies and stop these conspiracy theories.

  26. Adnan said:

    I am sick and tired of listening to all the "conspiracy theiries" against MQM even though I initially believed some of them but eventually we found out they were wrong. ISI has not done anything for Pakistan since its inception except intrigues and toppling governments for their own sake. Army is included in the transparency international report for the first time in history and guess what? It is the 5th most corrupt institution in Pakistan. Is ISI investigating it?

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