New Karachi police chief vows to focus on controlling street crime

Published May 12, 2021
Imran Yaqoob Minhas said that he would pay surprise visits to review performance of the station house officers (SHOs). — Photo provided by Imtiaz Ali
Imran Yaqoob Minhas said that he would pay surprise visits to review performance of the station house officers (SHOs). — Photo provided by Imtiaz Ali

KARACHI: Newly appointed Additional Inspector General of Police, Karachi Imran Yaqoob Minhas on Tuesday ordered officials to formulate strict strategies to control street crime in Karachi, declaring controlling street crimes the top priority of the city police.

Right after assuming command, the city police chief held meetings with senior officers of the Karachi police and ordered the officials to adopt strictest measures to control street crime in the city, according to a spokesperson for the Karachi police.

Mr Minhas said that he would pay surprise visits to review performance of the station house officers (SHOs).

The Karachi police chief said that no negligence would be tolerated in the implementation of Covid-19 SOPs issued by the provincial government.

He warned of strict departmental action against SHOs failing to ensure implementation of coronavirus SOPs.

Imran Minhas asked his officers to maintain a friendly attitude towards public and maintain mutual cooperation.

He said the investigation department of police was the backbone of the force and directed a review of the steps taken for improvement in the investigation department.

The Karachi police chief directed the investigation and operations departments to coordinate in every possible way from the joint registration of cases to the arrest of suspects and execution of sentences by the courts.

He issued directives to the traffic police to carry out operations in accordance with law by adopting a strategy in a professional manner.

The traffic police were directed to take full action against encroachments and illegal parking in the city.

The additional IGP Karachi directed the junior police officers to be polite to the people during road checks and lockdowns and at police stations as well.

Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2021

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