KARACHI: IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali said,” Size-able Decline in almost all heads of crime has been witnessed during the on-going targeted operation in Karachi.
The Police specially focused against terrorism, target killings, kidnapping for ransom and extortion.
Due to pro-active policing and targeted police action, 640 kidnappers/extortionists/terrorists/other criminals were killed in different police encounters, whereas 19020 have been arrested”.
He was talking to the participants of 41st Specialized Training Programme, National Police Academy here today in Central Police Office.
The details of the total arrests revealed that 1311 target killers, 398 terrorists, 442 extortionists, and 16869 other criminals were nabbed.
The IGP maintained that the on-going targeted operation in Karachi was being conducted in proper co-ordination with Pakistan Rangers, across the board and without any discrimination.
The participants were also informed that during the current year (2014) a total of 177 police personnel embraced shahadat in entire province, while fighting against the crimes.
According to the break-up, 132 policemen in Karachi, 26 in Hyderabad, 10 in Larkana, 6 in Shaheed Banazirabad, 2 in Sukkur and 1 in Mirpurkhas Ranges embraced Shahadat.
Jamali while commenting over measures to curb honourb killing said that Sindh Police and UNDP had jointly established special cells for proper follow-up of these cases. “Sindh Police has also established Human Rights Cells in all the Districts.
A dedicated helpline 1213 has also been launched in Sukkur Region”, he added. He further revealed that to eradicate illegal Jirga System, Sindh Police has registered 35 criminal cases during 2013/2014.
It was informed to the participants of the training programme that various Capacity Building measures have been adopted to enhance professional acumen of policemen. Under Intelligence-led Policing and counter Terrorism Initiatives have been taken in addition to specialized training courses. Similarly, Forensic Division is being up-graded including establishment of DNA laboratory with-in the premises of Forensic Division.
“The existing Central Command & Control Center is also being up-graded and 2000 more surveillance cameras will be installed soon at 400 new identified locations”, it was further disclosed.