PM asks about Rashid Godil attack from DG Rangers

KARACHI:The Prime Minister was briefed by authorities over law and order situation in the backdrop of Tuesday’s gun attack on senior MQM leader Rashid Godil.

The DG Rangers told PM that high-level crimes have been reduced by up to 60%, adding that the metropolitan has been cleansed of major groups involved in robbery, street crimes and extortion. He also presented a list of target killers.

He said that it is because of the improved law and order situation that the sale of flags and other items to celebrate Independence Day crossed the Rs 5 billion mark whereas the industry saw a business of over 70 billion rupees on the occasion of Eid.

Prime Minister was told that clues about ghost employees were found using through installation of biometric system at SITE Limited which resulted in saving of Rs 14.5 million.

DG Rangers Major General Bilal said no militant wing or outfit will be allowed to collect skins of sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha. He pointed out that suspects are acquitted by courts because of poor investigation and prosecution, adding that every one out of four suspects gets bail on the first hearing.

Prime Minister Nawaz directed Chief Minister Sindh to improve prosecution and investigation process and that modern methods of investigation be adopted. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that better measures are being taken to increase conviction in criminal cases. He said good and capable investigation officers and prosecutors are being deployed, adding that action will be taken against the investigation officers that lose the cases.

Inspector General (IG) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali briefed the prime minister over attack on Rashid Godil and said that culprits are not being identified yet because of unclear CCTV footage. PM Nawaz responded to this by saying action should be taken against those who installed faulty cameras in the first place.

Source: Business Recorder