PPP MNA seeks army chief’s help against crimes in Sindh

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PPP MNA seeks army chief's help against crimes in Sindh

ISLAMABAD, APR 7: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Makhdoom Jameel Uz Zaman has appealed to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir to carry out an operation to end the crimes in Sindh.

Speaking to the media persons in Matiari, Zaman said that crime rate had multiplied in Sindh, so the army should come once and eradicate it.

“The army chief is requested to take action and save Sindh from this calamity forever. All the stakeholders should sit at a table. How long will we protest and run movements?” he said.

Karachi has been gripped by street crimes claiming the lives of dozens of citizens who have fallen victim at the hands of criminals for the past few weeks.

Many have been killed while resisting robberies and snatching incidents, particularly in the month of Ramadan during which criminals seem to have been let loose.

From January till March, at least 50 citizens have lost their lives due to street crimes. Meanwhile, six robbers have been killed in 75 police encounters while 93 accused were arrested with injuries.

Sindh given ultimatum to restore law, order
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday gave one month’s ultimatum to the provincial authorities to restore law and order in the province amid rising incidents of street crime in Karachi.

Justice Abbasi had ordered the provincial authorities to restore law and order across the province within a month. He had also directed strict actions against “influential persons” who were involved in sabotaging the law and order situation.

The SHC chief justice also summoned a detailed report regarding the law and order in 15 days.

Following the SHC orders, Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon admitted that street crimes were among key elements behind deteriorated peace situation in Karachi while bandits of kutcha (riverine) were also a big challenge to maintain law and order in other parts of the province.