KARACHI: Sindh Police has started work for setting up a DNA test laboratory and that it has already completed a lot of work to develop forensic facilities according to international standards with the help of local and foreign donors.
The DNA test laboratory and forensic facilities will definitely help in expediting prosecution process and increase the rate of conviction of the culpirits, said Inspector General of Police, Ghulam Haider Jamali here on Tuesday.
“Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved DNA test laboratory and allocated funds for this purpose. We have started our work and soon this much facility will be established,” the IGP informed the members of Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) at the Chamber. He was accompanied by Additional Inspector General of Police, Abdul Qadir Thebo, Deputy IGPs and SSPs of Karachi.
The IGP said that he had given clear directions to the police to haunt the criminals untill the peace and security is maintained especially in Karachi.
He said over last two months, law and order situation in Karachi has visibly improved.
Recounting the achievements of Karachi’s targetted operation, he mentioned that in July 2013, 260 murder cases were reported in the city with 250 murder cases reported in August 2013 and this year during the same months the number has dropped to 145. The government has also proved its writ and brought kidnapping for ransom, bank dacoities and terrorism incidents to almost nill, he said.
Jamali acknowledged that the business community is the back-bone of the country and assured them of providing a level playing environment by maintaining peace and security especially in Karachi as it is the economic hub of the country.
On pointation of the KCCI leaders, the IGP agreed that traffic system of the city needs improvement and Sindh police was actively working for the same, which includes strict checking of motor bikes after September 10.
Earlier Additional IGP Sindh Ghulam Qadir Thebo also spoke of achievements of police over last one year.
KCCI leaders including its President Aamir Abdullah Zaki, leader of Businessmen Group in KCCI and its former president Siraj Kassam Teli apprised the IGP of the law and order related problems facing the traders and industrialists of the city and gave certain suggestions to improve the efficiency and bring a change in police culture.