KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah in compliance to the decision adopted by the provincial apex committee has approved establishment of 10 more Anti-Terrorism Courts (ATCs) in Karachi.
Conforming on Thursday the summary forwarded by the Home Department, consequent to decision taken by the Sindh Apex Committee in its meeting last week, he ordered establishment of these courts on urgent basis.
“This was an important decision taken and therefore necessary measures must be taken to establish them on emergency basis and I want to see them functioning within 15 days,” said Syed Qaim Ali.
The Chief Minister also urged the Chief Secretary, Siddique Memon to send a request to the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court for nomination of judges for new 10 ATC courts at the earliest so that approved courts may start functioning without any unnecessary delay.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said the decision would help reduce the load of pending cases in the ATC courts.
In compliance to another decision made during the Apex Committee meeting the Sindh Chief Minister also approved the draft letter being sent to Ministry of Interior to direct the Wifi internet companies to verify their customers through the date of NADRA.
The biometrics verification of WiFi customers would bring an end to the misuse of the system, said Syed Qaim Ali Shah.