Director General Pakistan Rangers has announced a reward amounting Rs10 million for those providing assistance to the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the arrest of those involved in a series of attacks on policemen in Karachi.
He made this announcement as Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial ordered Karachi police to speed up crackdown against the criminals and terrorists in the city. The provincial home minister was chairing a meeting held here on Tuesday over the current law and order situation. Additional IG Karachi, AIG Traffic, Additional IG Counter Terrorism Department, DIG East and District Malir SSP also attended the meeting.
“The terrorists involved in the killings of cops should be arrested immediately while a crackdown against anti-peace elements should be launched with full force,” Sial ordered. “Motorcycle squads should also accompany the police mobiles for swift action.” “The consecutive terrorist attacks in Karachi should be stopped and the protection of lives and properties of people be ensured,” Sial ordered. “Intermittent attacks on police point to an alarming law and order situation, and this will no longer be tolerated,” he said categorically.
The home minister also ordered for phase- wise training and refresher courses of police officials and cops and said that all the personnel of range police as well as of traffic and CTD police should be engaged in shooting practices and they should be equipped with sophisticated weapons. He said that there should be a strong coordination between the traffic police and the district police and they should adopt the standard operating system (SOPs).