Over 14,000 policemen deployed in Karachi

Over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across Karachi city to meet any untoward incident and contain law and order situation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

In a communique to the Sindh Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, the Police Department informed the Minister that the force was also being provided assistance by the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) to meet the challenges of terrorism, violence or any type of lawlessness in the metropolis, according to a statement of Home Department here on Friday.

According to the contingency plan, the forces have been deployed at all the major sensitive areas including mosques, imambargahs, Eidgahs, airport, mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah and other places of visited by the people in large number.

The services of Special Branch of police have also been hired to enhance intelligence against the anti-social elements.

It said that a monitoring cell has also been activated at the Central Police Office (CPO) to keep liaison between all the forces and exchange intelligence gathering regarding law and order.

The police forces have also been directed to keep a vigil at all the entry and exit points of the city to check movement of unscrupulous and suspicious activity.

The Minister, however, directed the police department to ensure that police behaviour remains courteous towards the general public while performing their duty, the statement added.