CM Sindh, corps commander discuss law and order

Source:  Dawn.com Published in Law & Order on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

KARACHI: Corps Commander Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar on Tuesday called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at CM House where they discussed enforcement of the National Action Plan (NAP) and decisions taken by the apex committee.

Sources said the chief minister and the corps commander discussed the overall law and order situation in the province, particularly in Karachi, including the ongoing targeted operation against terrorism, and the next apex committee meeting which is due next week.

In their one-on-one meeting, they also discussed the implementation of apex committee decisions such as the establishment of antiterrorism courts, strengthening of investigation and proper follow-up of high-profile cases.

The chief minister informed the corps commander about progress in setting up of 10 more ATCs and induction of new prosecutors, which would help in early disposal of cases pending in the existing ATCs. He said a notification of the ATCs had already been issued. He added that the Sindh High Court had also been requested to suggest names of judges for the ATCs.

Mr Shah further said that a legal committee comprising the home secretary, law secretary and prosecutor general would meet before the next meeting of the apex committee to determine the number of cases decided to be sent to the military courts.

The chief minister said he had directed the new IGP A.D. Khowaja to strengthen the investigation system in support of strong prosecution. “The decision taken in the apex committee regarding incentives for investigation officers is being implemented,” he said, adding that necessary instructions had been issued for the purpose.

He said the government was committed to implementing the National Action Plan in letter and spirit and for the purpose the police were being strengthened by procuring necessary equipment.

He claimed that the implementation of key decisions of the apex committee were being monitored at the government level, while the process for the appointment of new prosecutors was under way.

The chief minister lauded the role of the Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in the ongoing operation against terrorists and reiterated his determination that the operation would continue till the elimination of terrorism.



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