Karachi Safe City pilot project reactivated, says CM’s adviser

Published December 12, 2018
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah. ─ File photo
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah. ─ File photo

KARACHI: A new police law will be tabled soon in the Sindh Assembly while the Safe City project, which was abandoned due to an inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau, has now been reactivated with a pilot project in the red zone area of the city.

This was stated by Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab while addressing 41st passing out parade of the Police Elite Force at Razzaqabad Training College here on Tuesday.

He said that the decision about upgrading of various positions in police would also be taken at the earliest and that the Sindh government was focusing on the welfare of police personnel.

He lauded the police contribution and sacrifices in establishing peace and maintaining law and order in the province and particularly police’s role in the ongoing operation against terrorism in Karachi.

He thanked IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam for inviting him to witness the passing-out parade.

The IGP expressed gratitude to the Sindh government for approving increased salaries, emoluments and extending him full support.

Commandant of Razzaqabad College Tanveer Alam Odho also spoke.

Earlier, Mr Wahab inspected the passing-out parade and distributed medals and shields on the best performance among police cadets.

Later talking to media, the adviser said that Sindh police were moving towards excellence and pointed out that besides establishing anti-riot force training school, the government was also establishing a forensic laboratory so that cases could be solved in a scientific manner.

Responding to a question, he said that owing to a NAB inquiry, the Sindh government was not able to take forward the Safe City project and it was abandoned, but now a pilot project was being initiated in red zone area of the city.

Replying to another question, the adviser said that directives had been issued for improving condition of all police stations in Sindh.

The government had also decided to regulate mobile phone and motorcycle markets.

Published in Dawn, December 12th, 2018

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