Karachi police lost 27 men in terrorism related incidents during 2015

KARACHI: The Karachi police has lost 27 of its men including three Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASPs), eight head constables and 16 constables in terrorism- related incidents during the current year, said AIGP – Karachi, Ghulam Qadir Theebo here Friday.

In his briefing to a meeting chaired by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Ghulan Haider Jamali at Central Police Office with regard to killings of policemen in the metropolis, Theebo said all necessary measures are being taken to avert such instances in the future.

IGP – Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali on the occasion sought a detailed and comprehensive report about Friday morning’s attack on the bus carrying police commandos.

He ordered urgent arrest of the culprits behind the incident coupled with strengthening and fool proof implementation of standard operating procedure adopted for security of the policemen.

The meeting among others was also attended by AIG – Operations (Sindh), DIG – Headquarters (Sindh), Abdul Aleem Jafferi, DIG (CIA), DIGs of Karachi East, South and West zones, District SSPs, and SSP – Investigation, Karachi.

The meeting chaired by IGP – Sindh also reviewed on case to case basis, the progress made in the judicial proceedings of martyred cops at the local courts.

IG Ghulam Haider Jamali directed the officers to streamline and also stabilise their contacts with other law enforcing agencies ensuring adequate identification of criminals and terrorists against whom the targeted crack-down is underway.

He said raking and surveillance must be strengthened while intelligence sharing must also be expedited.

The Sindh police chief also issued special directives for best treatment facilities for cops injured on Friday and urgent supportive measures for the families of the martyred cops.

He said all documentation with regard to departmental support, assistance and facilities for the bereaved families must be expedited.