KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed police and Rangers to intensify ongoing targeted operation against terrorists and other outlaws during last 10 days of Ramzan so that people could enjoy their shopping and thrive business activities peacefully.
This he said while presiding over a special law and order meeting here at CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Adviser to CM Murtaza Wahab, DG Rangers Major General Omar Ahmed Bokhari, IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Home Secretary Kazi Kabir, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shahlwani, AIG Karachi Dr Ameer Shaikh, provincial sector commanders of intelligence organisations, Director FIA Sultan Khwaja and others.
IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam through a presentation told the meeting that a police force of 2686 had been deployed to provide security to 7397 mosques and 302 open places where Taraveeh was being offered all over Sindh.
He said that there were 5026 shopping centers, including 318 in Karachi, 175 in Hyderabad, 28 in Mirpurkhas, 96 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 118 in Sukkur and 61 in Larakana where 5026 policemen had been deployed for security purpose. At this, the chief minister directed the police, Rangers and intelligence agencies to deploy their people in plain clothes for intelligence purpose. “Just I want the people should feel safe and secure in presence of police and Rangers and other LEA personnel, and there should be no any kind of harassment or inconvenience for the people,” he said.
Youm-e-Ali: The IG Police told that there were 1306 Imambargahs in the province, including 570 in Hyderabad, 273 in Karachi, 233 in Larkana, 93 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 88 in Mirpurkhas and 49 in Sukkur. Apart from them, 820 Majalis and 330 processions would be held on the occasion. He added that 78 Imambargahs, 58 majalsi and 47 processions had been worked out as most sensitive. Out of 78 most sensitive Imambargahs, 30 were in Karachi, 22 in Hyderabad, one in Sukkur and 25 in Larakana, he said.
The chief minister directed IG police to take strict security measures and continue combing and targeted operations all over Sindh.
AIG Karachi Dr Amir Shaikh said that the route right from Shah-e-Khurasan to Hussainia Iranian Imambargah had been declared sensitive; therefore, security arrangements had been made accordingly.
IG Police said that 32260 policemen would be deployed on Youm-e-Ali, including 5573 in Karachi, 13814 Hyderabad, 234 in Mirpurkhas, 3222 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 3482 in Sukkur and 5935 in Larkana. There would be 638 mobiles, 704 motorcycles and seven Aps and six private vehicles to patrol at the sensitive spots and along with the processions.
DG Rangers Major General Omer Ahmed Bokhari said that Pakistan Rangers had also worked out a detailed security plan. He added that some 2960 Rangers jawans would be deployed on Youm-e-Ali all over Sindh, of them 1500 in Karachi, 500 in Hyderabad Range, 310 in Shaheed Benazirabad, 400 in Mirpurkhas Range 250, including 10 ladies at Sukkur and 400 in Larakana.