KARACHI: Against the backdrop of a suicide attack in the city on Friday morning, the Sindh police chief has announced setting up a dedicated unit within the Special Branch equipped with modern security techniques tailored for protection of foreigners.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon said this while chairing a meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi to review security arrangements for foreign nationals.

The officer stressed the need for strict implementation of standard operating procedures issued by the government of Sindh regarding security of foreign visitors/delegates and regular issuance of security advisories by the officers concerned.

Supervisory officers at the range, district, and zone levels were instructed to reassess security measures for foreigners to formulate a concrete and effective police strategy and submit a review report within three days.

The meeting participants discussed the recent suicide attack on foreigners in Mansehra Colony in Landhi.

The IGP-Sindh commended the swift and effective response of police, which prevented the attack and ensured the safety of all foreigners involved.

Further discussions centred on enhancing security measures for all Chinese residents, experts and staff, and other foreign guests/delegates in Sindh.

IGP Memon reiterated the commitment of Sindh police and security agencies to remain vigilant and foil any terrorist threats.

“The proactive stance and preparedness of law enforcement agencies underscore their determination to safeguard the lives and interests of foreign nationals within the province,” he added.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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