Showing posts with label Sindh Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sindh Police. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2016

IG Police calls on KPT chief

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Apropos the prevailing law and order situation of the metropolis Karachi, the IG Sindh, A D Khuwaja called on Chairman, Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Vice Admiral (R) Shafqat Jawed, at the KPT Head Office to point out and discuss issues related to land base falling in the jurisdiction of the KPT. 

The KPT Chairman briefed the IG Sindh about various issues pertaining to KPT and thanked for the whole hearted support of the Sindh Police. 

Vice Admiral (R) Shafqat Jawed complimented the efforts of law enforcement agencies and particularly the Police force in maintaining tranquillity in city in general and surrounding of port area in particular which is also the hub of business activities of Pakistan and provides almost 70% of the total revenue earned by national exchequer. 

He also informed the IGP Sindh about some upcoming mega development work which would ultimately reshape and glorify the metropolitan city Karachi very soon.

Monday, April 11, 2016

IGP Sindh stresses for concrete security measures

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh. A. D. Khowaja presided over a high level meeting regarding revamping of Karachi police and to raise the standards of policing according to the police rules. He also reviewed in details the police measures being adopted for the security of the citizens.

The meeting was also attended by Additional IGP Karachi, Additional IGP CTD/SB, DIG Admn Karachi, DIG CIA, DIG Establishment, DIG Finance, DIG Training, Headquarters, AIG Operation Sindh, AIG Admn CPO and others. 

During the meeting, the IGP remarked that extraordinary measures must be ensured to improve law and order situation by even utilization of available resources and manpower. 

"Police should fulfill their responsibilities while ensuring team work and take action against criminals/terrorists without any discrimination,” he stressed. 

A D Khowaja directed the police to take concrete steps for overcoming crimes and to avert any possible terrorist activity by visible police deployment at crime infested areas and make snap checking system effective. 

He directed that steps should also be ensured to eliminate possible terrorist activities and organized crimes by way of strengthening the Advance Intelligence Collection System. 

"Any information with regard to terrorist activity should be followed without any delay ensuring all necessary security arrangements,” he emphasized. 

The IGP said that extraordinary security should be ensured to protect life and property of citizens, while effective security steps must be adopted at Masajids, Imambargahs, non-Muslims’ worship places, vital installations, important government/semi government offices/buildings and all other public places. 

The IGP also sought a comprehensive proposal/recommendation for practically effective restructuring of Karachi police removing the bottleneck in operations and Investigations policing.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Police to provide foolproof security to polio workers

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Inspector General Police, Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, has issued directives for providing due security to polio drops administering teams during the anti-polio drive starting from December 9 to 17.

He directed that East, West and South Zones be divided into sectors and sub-sectors with extra ordinary security measures to be provided under the supervision of concerned SSPs for polio teams. 

He instructed that deployment of police commandos with polio teams be ensured in categorized sensitive Union Councils/Areas.

A report compiled by the police said that overall 4325 police commandos/personnel drawn from will perform security cover to the SSU, Rapid Response Force, Sindh Reserve Police, Counter Terrorism Department, Sindh Crime Branch, Anti-Encroachment Cell, Shaheed Benazirabad Elite PoliceTraining School Razaqabad, and Police Training College Saeedabad/RTC Hyderabad, Jam Nawaz and PTC Shahdadpur besides existing force from Zones, Districts and Police Stations. 

This has been done to provide foolproof security to health workers, doctors and other staff as part of polio teams, particularly in areas of sensitive union councils. These teams will administer polio drops in various parts of union councils of Karachi in coordination with stake holders.

The IGP directed that during this period, there should be effective mobile movement of police on motor cycles besides snap and random checking at different points with strict vigil at entry and exit points along with intelligence.

Police intensifies action against crime

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

According to a report submitted to the Inspector General Police, Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, as many as 1357 terrorists/criminals were killed in police action during 823 days of Karachi Operation. 

The report added 73,072 culprits were arrested during this period since September 5, 2013. It also said that during this period police had 4,143 encounters with the criminals/terrorists and busted 2117 organized gangs. 

During the period under review, police claimed to have recovered 1437 kilograms of explosive material, 31 suicide jackets, 15 IEDs, 1808 bombs/hand grenades, 20 LMGs, 438 SMGs/KK, 289 shotguns/repeaters, 348 rifles and 16910 pistols/revolvers/mouzers.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sindh Police makes foolproof security arrangements

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Inspector General Police, Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, has directed that besides recording of majalis and processions on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) at the range, district and zonal levels, steps be taken for strict vigil at procession routes and parking areas besides police patrolling in targeted sensitive areas, snap checking and advance e intelligence collection and its timely sharing. 

He directed that all possible steps should also be taken for continuous watch on places of majalis and procession routes besides technical sweeping, scanning and clearance from bomb disposal squads. 

The IGP called for preparing security measures on the basis of inner and outer cordon of central Chehlum processions under close coordination between police and other law enforcing organizations.  
He instructed that every step be taken for removal of encroachments, abandoned or out of order vehicles in the way of processions, He called for extraordinary security measures on the day of Chehlum for small and major processions and the majalis to be held besides deploying snipers at selected high rise buildings on the route of central procession. 

He directed that special responsibilities be entrusted to police commandos, reserved and anti-riots platoons, special and crime branches.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

IGP urges for expeditious completion of Sindh Police computerization project

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Inspector General Police (IGP), Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali, has called for expeditious completion of the project computerization of service data of Sindh Police officials and personnel and setup the Central Electronic Sheet Branch at Central Police Office in this regard.

He issued the directive at a briefing in which he was apprised of the steps taken for different schemes under E-policing project and police welfare. 

The IGP directed all the Range DIGs to immediately send all relevant details to the Director Information Technology Branch, CPO, so that the Human Resource Management System is implemented in one month. 

The Director IT informed the meeting that over 35 percent of computerization work of service data of Sindh Police personnel has been completed and the rest will also be completed at the earliest. It was informed that Electronic Policing projects include online registration of FIRs; Criminals Record Management System, issuance of E-driving licences, Video Conferencing System, Command and Control System etc. and their implementation if being ensured. 

The directives were issued that Central Police Officers should be assigned responsibilities in the process for direct monitoring from Central Command and Control System in connection with the security arrangements during Muharram-ul-Haram, so that time police response could be ensured to any area or venue.

The IGP instructed that police mobiles equipped with latest cameras should be made available in all important areas besides their deployment at the Head and Tail of Muharram processions. 

The meeting was told that a sum of over Rs 500 million had been disbursed during 2014 and 2015 in connection with the payment of compensation to families of martyred police personnel besides the allotment of plots and provision of free education to their children in SZABIST. AIG Welfare, 

Erum Awan informed that besides Karachi, police hospitals and dispensaries are also functioning in Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur and Thatta and 12 other districts for provision of medical assistance to police personnel under Police Welfare Project. 

It was revealed that besides provision of medical equipment and other necessary facilities, steps are being taken for their upgradation. 

The IGP called for initiating satisfactory measures for providing modern and effective medical facilities to police officials and personnel and particularly ensure Hepatitis Screening Tests for C and B affected personnel besides ensuring vaccination of non-affected personnel.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Karachi gang rape shocks Karachiites

It took the gang rape survivor less than 24 hours to realise that she was better off withdrawing her statement, so badly did the government and police manage the case.
Twenty-something K and her acquaintance S, in her mid-30s, were driving in a blue Suzuki Alto on Khayaban-e-Qasim in DHA Karachi when three to four men in a car rammed into them from the back. The small car dived into a ditch, the women were dragged from the car, abducted and K was gang raped while S was beaten. They were then dumped back at the spot. M, one of K’s friends, took them to hospital from where the case was taken up.
DIG South Iqbal Mehmood confirmed that the medico-legal report stated that rape had indeed taken place. “The report has been reserved for now and will only be released on Tuesday,” he said. S was beaten and needed 17 stitches, added Citizens-Police Liaison Committee chief Ahmed Chinoy. He told The Express Tribune, “Since there was no medico-legal officer (MLO) at Jinnah hospital they were then taken to Services hospital where the MLO examined the girl and also took samples for DNA testing. The initial report does say that she was raped.” Police Surgeon Dr Hamid Parhiyar said K’s clothes have been handed over to the police. DNA samples have been dispatched as well. Dr Sumayan, who carried out the chemical examination, has declined to comment.
K’s friend M registered the First Information Report (FIR) No. 585/10 under Sections 365-A (kidnapping) and 375/34 (gang rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code at Darakshan police station. It states that there were three to four unidentified men who committed the crime. The complaint was, however, withdrawn late Monday night.
At the Darakhshan police station, where the statements were recorded, a veritable media circus had broken out. Not one to be left out, information adviser Sharmila Farooqui arrived and after attempting to speak to K, met the media at about 7:30 pm. Against all internationally adopted procedures, the adviser not only named the rape survivor but went on to express scepticism and describe K as extremely “hyper” and “rude” as she did not want to speak to anyone. “She’ll beat you with a stick if you go meet her!” Farooqui exclaimed.
The adviser told the media that K had said that she would think about giving names and addresses after mulling over them through the night. Amid a rash of questions, Farooqui discussed M’s statement that led to the FIR. M’s statement was automatically assumed to be K’s version of the events, that she went to a “party” and was raped after she emerged from it. “But this is her version,” said Farooqui. She went on to make the judgement that K’s statements had been “contradictory” because her friends had given different statements and locations.
“You will understand it later [after investigations are through],” Farooqui answered to further badgering from the media. “We’ve understood it a little… Uss [her statements] mein jaan nahi he. Thora sa he.”
Farooqui said that K was blaming the police and politicians for inviting the media. “A perfectly normal person would panic with so much media around,” the adviser admitted.
K was not willing to share details of where she lived, the address of the supposed party she had attended and other information. S was also not keen on divulging any details.
Adviser Farooqui and the CPLC’s Chinoy went on to stress that the rumours of a gang operating in DHA were not true. “There is no such thing. It is an individual, isolated case,” Farooqui said. She expressed sympathy for the police. “The bechara DIG has been sitting here for four hours,” she remarked.
Chinoy, who also spoke to K, said, “She was calm. However given the amount of media present, given what happened, she was disturbed and said that she had not been treated fairly [mere sath insaaf nahi hua he].”
While officials admitted that the medico-legal report showed that K had been raped, the prevailing consensus at the police station was that the women were at fault and were ‘blackmailing’ someone by filing the FIR. When asked about K’s profession, DIG Iqbal Mehmood huffily replied, “She says she is a model.” He then went on to disclose personal biological details about her.
At the police station, there appeared to be an effort to portray that the alleged victims were ‘call girls’ and one of them was involved in ‘trafficking women’. Much was made of the “fact” that the women had reportedly attended a party and that one of their statements did not match.
“The victim is not ready to inform the police about the culprits and she is not even answering when the police ask her from where she was returning home at midnight,” said SHO Rana Amjad. “We did not register the case on the complaint of the victim but we lodged the FIR over media pressure.” The women had not spoken to any media personnel and had left the police station while reporters were amassed outside.
The small car, which had been hit by the alleged perpetrators’ car, stood in the parking lot at the police station. Its front and rear ends had received extensive damage and the windshield was smashed.
Speaking to The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity, a female police surgeon with 15 years of experience, who works with rape survivors admitted at Jinnah hospital, Civil hospital and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, said: “We keep asking the (alleged) victim questions and slowly take them into confidence in order to get the whole story. Every now and then we revert to the same questions in order to check for continuity… In some cases the woman may be severely traumatised and when questioned by the police may succumb to pressure.” Dr Mubarak Ali, a medico-legal officer at Civil hospital, also said a victim’s story changes if they get scared of the police.
PPI reported, however, that both women came to the police station on Monday at about midnight and informed the police about the case.
According to this report, the police took them to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities. CHK MLO Dr Qarrar told PPI that the initial report suggested that the woman was raped.
Clifton SP Tariq Dharejo told The Express Tribune that the DIG was forming a special investigation team to investigate the matter. The mobile phone records are being pulled as well.
with additional input by mahnoor sherazee
Published in The Express Tribune, December 21st, 2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dr Imran’s funeral: Karachi’s security on high alert

The security arrangements of the city have been mounted to the high alert for the arrival and funeral proceeding of Dr. Imran farooq’s body.

The Home Department of Sindh has instructed the police and rangers to make stern security arrangements on the occasion.

Following the instructions of the home department, security of all important and sensitive places has been beefed up and the police and rangers have started snap checking after increasing their movement on the roads.

Through a notification, issued by the Sindh Home Department, a 48 hours ban has been imposed on carrying arms and ammunition in the metropolis. This ban will start from today night at 12.00pm.

The CCPO of Karachi has said that all security arrangements have been finalized and a high alert has been imposed in the city to handle the arrival and burial of Dr. Imran Farooq’s dead body. (SAMAA)

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)