KARACHI: Senior Adviser to the prime minister for Interior, Rehman Malik on Friday called on Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister House in Karachi.
The senior advisor the PM discussed matters of mutual interest, political situation and law and order situation of the province particularly of Karachi with the chief minister.
They reviewed the current law and order situation in the Karachi and decided to take stern action against extortionists, target killers and “Parchi Mafia” sending letters to traders, businessmen and industrialists.
It was observed that Karachi is a big and thickly populated city and any type of killing is not a target killing and the electronic and print media was urged not to term all killings as target killings, and should not create panic amongst people.
It was decided that relevant sections and departments should make full investigation of incidents and details of “Parchi Mafia” have been collected while Police, Rangers, law enforcing agencies and all SHOs have been directed accordingly.
It was also decided that wherever there is any crime, the SHO of relevant area will be held responsible. It was also decided that I.G. Police Sindh and all agencies under police department including CID and special branch should make all out efforts for curbing the criminals activities.
With regard to collection of 'Fitra' amount, it was observed that the chief justice of Pakistan has already directed that intending persons or institutions should install tents where people can handover amount of Fitra, while the groups plying vehicles will not be allowed to collect Fitra amount.
It was decided that Perchi Mafia will be dealt with accordingly and could be detained under MPO.
The advisor for interior assured the chief minister that all agencies of the federal government will provide all assistance and cooperation to provincial government for curbing the menace of crimes and anti-social elements.
It was hoped that with concerted effort the activities of Perchi Mafia will be crushed particularly during the holy month of Ramzan.
It was further decided that FIRs will be lodged against persons supporting criminals and Perchi Mafia, and peace will be fully restored and maintained as Karachi is the economic hub of Pakistan.
The chief minister thanked the Ministry of Interior particularly the advisor for cooperation to Sindh government from time to time.
He said that President Asif Ali Zardari also directed yesterday to strictly maintain the law and order.
Shah stated that the Sindh Police is being imparted latest training and provided latest weapons to combat the situation.
He stated that there are issues of sectarian, ethnic, and political groups while the government has made coordination with all political parties so as to take effective measures politically also.
It was further decided that patrolling of Police and Rangers will be increased, police pickets will monitor the criminals and surprise raids will be conducted against criminals.
It was decided that special measures will be adopted during Ramzan and lives and properties of people will be fully protected.