Sindh Police chief orders tightening of security around schools

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch in face of media reports about scare and concern among the people about alleged kidnaping of the public and private school children has directed the Additional IG Police Karachi to tighten security measures around all schools in consultation with their respective administrations, said an official press release issued here on Saturday.

The Provincial Police chief directed the police to keep strict vigil around the educational institutions at the opening and closing time and requested the schools’ administration to issue identity cards to their staff and students and not to allow any unauthorized person enter their institution.  Besides,  they should also issue special identity cards to parents or domestic servants and drivers detailed to pick and drop the students.

Not only this, they also obtain written undertakings from the parents and guardians showing their trust on whom they had deputed to carry their children to and from the school.

The IGP further instructed to keep the schools’ proximity clear of unauthorized persons. All vehicles that carry the children should be issued stickers by the respective school administrations while their parking should not be allowed in school premises, he maintained.