Showing posts with label CCPO Karachi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CCPO Karachi. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sindh High Court issues notice to CCPO on police stations construction on public property

Sindh High Court issued show cause notice to CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed, questioning under what authority police stations were being constructed on public property without lawful land acquisition.
A division bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, passed order on petition of Sheikh Barkat Ali, who challenged construction of police station building on plot adjacent to his house R-80, B-4/A of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.
He impleaded Sindh Home Secretary, Sindh Police Chief, City Police Chief, Chief Controller KBCA, Town Police Officer & SHO Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town police station as respondents. He submitted Mobina Town police illegally occupied 40 feet wide lane & plot meant for community clinic in Block 4/A. Police authorities neither fulfilled legal formalities nor acquired land nor made compensation.(NC Report)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

4 Jundallah members apprehended for attacks on Ashura procession: CCPO Waseem Ahmed

CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmad has informed that four members of Jundallah who had been arrested have admitted there involvement in attacks on the Ashura procession in Karachi. The criminals were also allegedly involved in attacks on Core Commander Karachi.
Speaking to a press conference CCPO said that Jundallah was also involved in attacks on Gulistan-i-Johar Police station, Awari Hotel, Core Commander and PACC. The criminals including Murtaza Arif Shakeel, Muhammad Shakib Faroqi Arif Adil, Murad Shah Arif Farhan Mota and Wazir Muhammad Arif Shakir were arrested from Hawks Bay Road, 500 Quarters on Saturday night. The terrorist were tracked down with the help of their Cell-phone Sim and a bomb was also found from their information. The terrorist also admitted that a bomb in Shadman was to be used to target a Aalim.
CCPO also said that fool proof security arrangements were made for Ashura procession

Sunday, December 27, 2009


City administration has been facilitated greatly due to the availability of Command & Control Center and surveillance cameras in its monitoring the area from Nishter Park to Tower during Muharram-ul-Haram. So far city government has installed 275 video cameras on different locations and 100 more will be installed within a week. No one can abolish this system in future as any such attempt would be resisted by the people who have owned this system.

This was stated by City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal while talking to media representatives on Saturday at Command & Control Center. Earlier he reviewed the city condition specially the situation at Nishter Park and M.A Jinnah Road during the 9th Muharram procession and afterwards attended the procession at M.A Jinnah Road and met with the organizers and religious leaders.

The CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed along with SSP Dr. Aamir Yousuf Zai and other police officers were also present on this occasion and inspected the main procession from the screens of command and control room.

City Nazim said that the present day challenges could not be dealt without using latest technology. City Government has provided this facility to administration that has helped and enabled them to monitor the condition of city during Muharram-ul-Haram. He said that the Nishter Park was now regarded as the key place for holding of religious and other people’s gatherings. This system was not specific to Muharram and has been established on permanent basis. All the entrance routes of Nishter Park and its internal area were being monitored completely.

City Nazim said that not only this system was helping the police but was also used to control the fire brigade, ambulance service 1122 and city wardens who are also on the ground. He said that the system could record the data for next 10 years and its capacity was being enhanced on regular basis. The area from Airport to Metropole Hotel and from Saddar to Safoora Chowk(Corridor III) will also include in the coverage area within a week.

The CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed on this occasion said that the city government’s command and control system was supported by latest technology and has been proved effective and helpful for Karachi Police. He said that the surveillance system could save the city from any possible terrorist act and the police and other law enforcement agencies could be informed instantly in case of any emergency situation. He also acknowledged the help and coordination received by police from the town nazmeen and the town administration in Karachi.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Khori Garden Karachi stampede kills up to 20 women, children

Up to 20 women and children were killed on Monday in a stampede which broke out as charity workers were handing out free flour to the poor in a crowded neighbourhood of Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, officials said.

"We have so far received 20 bodies of women and girls while the injured are more than 30," Amin Khan, an official in Civil Hospital Karachi, told AFP.

Karachi city police chief Wasim Ahmed said at least 18 women and children died in the stampede with dozens of others injured.

"The deaths were caused by suffocation and the stampede in one of the most congested localities of Khori Garden, where a charity was distributing free flour among hundreds of women and children during Ramadan," he added.

Muslim-majority Pakistan is observing the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, when believers fast from dawn to dusk.

Women clad in black burkas sobbed and wailed as ambulances screeched through the streets, ferrying the bodies and injured to hospital.

Injured women and children lay on beds in a crowded hospital, where panicked relatives rushed around trying to find their loved ones and dead bodies lay covered in white sheets, television footage showed.

Witness Fatima Hashim, 55, whose daughter was seriously injured said the stampede happened in a small area where huge crowds converged for handouts.

"The place where wheat flour was being distributed was very narrow, which suffocated hundreds of women and children," she said.

"I went along with two of my daughters to get two bags of flour but now my younger daughter is struggling for life in the hospital," she added.

"We were in a long queue waiting for our number (to be called) to get a 10-kilogram (22-pound) bag of flour from the charity when people started running," witness Hafeeza Begum, 45, told AFP.

"I was quite far from the platform where the bags were being distributed, so I promptly grabbed my teenage daughter and reached a safer place."

Heavy traffic delayed rescue workers in reaching what is one of the most congested areas of Karachi, a teeming city home to an estimated 14 million.

Ahmed told Pakistan's private Geo television station that police arrested the distributor in connection with the accident.

In April 2006, the country's worst stampede in recent history killed 29 women and children at a religious gathering to mark the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed's birth in Karachi.
(Source: samaa.tv)