Crime has reduced to 80% in Karachi: IG Sindh Haider Jumali

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday vowed to root out terrorism claiming crime has come down by 80 percent in the port city.

Speaking on the occasion, IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali said over 700 suspects was killed and more than 12,000 arrested in Karachi operation last year.

Addressing a passing out ceremony of the Sindh Police at the Razzakabad Training Centre, the chief minister lauded the police, adding that the force played a key role in eliminating terrorism.

The bill is aimed at strengthening the prosecution, he added. He said it was not fair to put blame on anyone without having concrete evidence.

Commenting on the Criminal Prosecution Service (Amendment) Bill 2015, passed by Sindh Assembly on Friday, Qaim Ali Shah said court is the final authority in the bill as it has to make the ultimate decision.

He claimed that owing to ongoing operation against miscreants, terror incidents reduced by 80 percent, target killing and murder saw a decline by 55 and extortion by 53 percent.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday said that there is no difference between Daesh and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), vowed to root out terrorism claiming crime has come down by 80 percent in the port city.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah ruled out the possibility of the imposition of governor rule in Sindh and cautioned against its imposition, while talking to journalists in Jamshoro, earlier.

Briefly talking to journalists at the conclusion of Sindh University’s convocation, the chief minister took a few questions on the provincial and federal government’s controversy over the stay of Rangers in Sindh, and the likely formation of a grand alliance by the province’s opposition parties.

Discussing the matter of Rangers, the chief minister dismissed reports of the Rangers’ powers being clipped and emphasized that their presence will continue as mandated.

PPP swept the local bodies elections in almost all districts of Sindh, barring Karachi and Hyderabad. In these two, MQM clinched mayoral slots in both the Karachi Metropolitan, and the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

A group of activists here have opted for a rather unorthodox way of drawing the attention of authorities towards civil issues that hinder the everyday life of Karachiites.

As part of the Fix it campaign, Karachi citizens have spray-painted the portrait of Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on major roads of the metropolis, which invoke the ire of thousands everyday due to their derelict condition.