CM reviews NAP progress

KARACHI: Under the National Action Plan (NAP) 18 terrorists have been executed whereas black warrants issued for the execution of four other terrorists have been stayed by courts.

This was disclosed in a joint presentation given to the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah by Sindh Chief Secretary, Muhammad Siddique Memon, Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro and Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali here on Saturday, said a press release .

They said that under NAP various drastic measures have been taken.

” Some 18 terrorists have been executed in different jails of the province and the courts have granted stay against four execution orders.” the Chief Secretary said.

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali directed the Chief Secretary,Advocate General and Law Secretary to pursue these cases in the courts properly and get the stay vacated so that their execution could be carried out.

The Chief Secretary also informed that the Sindh Government had recommended 74 cases for their trial in military courts. Of these, the ministry of interior approved only three case including attack on Rangers mobile in Sachal, blasts and martyrdom of DSP Kamal Mangan.

On Chief Minister’s query, Home Secretary said that presently “we have scrutinized 10 cases in our legal committee which has cleared eight cases which included attack on Justice Maqbool Baqar, Nishter Park blast, attack and martyrdom of four policemen, attack on Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station and sectarian murder in New Karachi and five other connected cases.”

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the Home Secretary to scrutinize more cases because Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif had already ordered establishment of more military courts in Karachi, the statement said.

The Home Secretary recounted the achievements made by Rangers during the operation in the city from September 5, 2013 to August 17,2015.

About hate speeches, the Chief Secretary said that some 1,023 cases had been registered under the Loudspeaker Act, 813 other nominated in FIRs, 552 arrested and 810 challaned.

About police action in Lyari, the IG police said that 130 gangsters have been neutralized.

” We have reduced social vice dens by 90 percent; highway dacoities/robberies reduced exceptionally. Only 19 highway dacoities in 2015 while their figure stood at 68 in 2014.

He also said that the number of Madaris in Sindh were being re-verified through special branch. The exercise would be completed within a week.

” Additionally, all the Madaris are being brought on digital map through geo-tagging. This exercise would also be completed within 15 days,” he said.

The Chief Minister directed the IG police to strengthen their coordination with Pakistan Rangers and secret agencies to comb out terrorists from this thickly populated city and simultaneously keep an eagle eye on lower Sindh where they might move.