KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali shah has approved the constitution of joint investigation teams (JITs) for 23 hardened criminals, including suspected Lyari gangster Uzair Jan Baloch, arrested recently.
Besides approval of the JITs, the chief minister has taken serious notice of the growing incidents of street crimes and bank robberies and directed the Sindh IG of police to treat the menace as heinous crimes so that the citizens, who had taken a sigh of relief with the restoration of peace to the city, should not get upset again.
The chief minister, according to a statement issued from CM House, said the Sindh government was committed to eliminating terrorists from the province by taking drastic measures. “Terrorists are our enemy and the enemy of our beloved country. We understand their nefarious designs and also know how to tackle them,” the chief minister said.
“The people of this province have entrusted the Pakistan Peoples Party with government in Sindh to safeguard their life, property and liberty and the government is committed to protecting them at any cost.”
The CM also said that after JITs, criminals would be prosecuted properly for which necessary measures were being taken.
The 23 hardened criminals whose JITs were approved were Masood Alam, alias Bhola Chacha, Mohammad Ayaz, son of Abdul Qayoom, Mohammad Hamid, alias Pappu, Syed Azmat Hussain, alias Azmat, Mohammad Arshad, alias Asad Chhota, Mohammad Naeem, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Nasir, alias Muchhar, Abdul Rasheed, alias Kashif Beechwala, Mohammad Saeed Baloch, Mohammmad Mohsin, Mohammad Adnan, Moohammad Farooq, alias Landi, Dil Murad, Mohammad Danish, Saleem, Mohsin, alias Lamba, Rehan, alias Shana, Syed Imran Raza, Mahar Bux, Adnan, alias AD alias Danish, Mohammad Aslam, alias Muna, and Uzair Baloch.
The JITs which are in the pipeline are of Mohammad Khurram, alias Mota, Mohammad Farhan, alias Fantar, Mohammad Naveed, Mohammad Shafiq, Mohammad Sohail and Minhaj Qazi.
Expressing his concern over the growing incidents of street crimes and bank robberies, the CM told the IGP over the phone: “This is very serious and it must be tackled in the same pattern as heinous crimes are tackled as the citizens who have heaved a sigh of relief after the restoration of peace in the city have now started getting upset.”
The chief minister directed the IG to make all senior superintendents of police responsible for strengthening security in their respective areas.
They should enhance patrolling in the areas and keep an eye on activities of criminals.
“Bank robberies are also on the rise. This is also serious and must be handled with an iron hand,” he said.
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