CM displeased over police failure to prevent illegal liquor business

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah taking serious notice of deaths due to consumption of contaminated liquor at Karachi and Hyderabad, has ordered suspension of concerned police and Excise officers.

Presiding over a meeting here Thursday, the Chief Minister expressed displeasure over the performance of district and Excise police for their failure in preventing, marketing of home-made liquor within their areas.

He ordered suspension of six SHOs; four from Karachi and two from Hyderabad, two DSPs from Karachi, two Director Excise one from Karachi and Hyderabad with immediate effects for their negligence.

He also constituted two separate inquiry committees each for Hyderabad and Karachi incidents. He appointed DIG Police Hyderabad Sanaullah Abbasi as head of inquiry committee for Hyderabad and DIG East Muneer Shaikh for Karachi cmmittee to probe into the matter, fix responsibility and submit findings within three days.

The Chief Minister said that no one would be allowed to play with the health, lives and property of the poor people.

He said that findings of inquiry committees whosoever is found responsible would be taken to task. He also advised the general public, elected representatives and opinion leaders of society to keep vigil on such illegal activities, peddling of drugs, and intimate the administration of the area or at least to the Complaint Cell at CM House so that prompt and strict action could be taken against those responsible and precious lives of the people could be saved.

Source: APP