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Sindh police chief orders all officers to curb crimes in Pakistan province

Khawaja tasked them to eradicate street crimes, gambling and illicit drug trade

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Karachi: Sindh police chief on Thursday warned all police officers of facing consequences if the street crimes in their respective jurisdiction were not curbed effectively before Eid-ul-Fitr.

A.D. Khawaja, the inspector general of Sindh police held a Darbar at the Arts Council of Pakistan auditorium summoning up all the regional police chiefs of all the four districts of this mega city along with their subordinate staff.

Khawaja tasked them to eradicate street crime, gambling, illicit drug trade and selling of smuggled petrol from Iran.

He said the police officers would be removed from their posts if those crimes were not controlled in their respective districts.

The police chief also said he was collecting reports of all the station house officers or SHOs with regard to their performances at their respective police stations.

Khawaja appreciated the role of the counter-terrorism department (CTD) for their combats with militants and terrorists. He stressed upon the police officers to rigorously pursue all cases of killings of police officials by militants so that the culprits could be brought to book.

Meanwhile a senior police officer of CTD held a press conference with regard to the high profile escape of two Lashkar -e-Jhangvi militants from the Karachi Central Jail.

Umar Shahid, the senior superintendent of police told the media that the top priority of the CTD is to arrest the escaped terrorists Mohammad Mumtaz alias Firaun and Mohammad Ahmad Khan alias Munna.

Both the undertrials escaped from the jail last week in a dramatic way. They had shaven their beards and had cut the window grills before walking out of the jail with ease.

Shahid said his team is investigating all the aspects leading to the jailbreak, including the connivance of the jail staff and other inmates.

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