Newly posted IGP Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam vowed to chalk out a strategy to curb street crime and termed missing persons as a vital issue, saying efforts would be made to resolve it.
Talking to media persons in Karachi, Imam assured the citizens that measures would also be taken to improve the “environment” of police stations and that action would be taken against the police officers found involved in corrupt practices and crimes.
He admitted that former IG Sindh A.D. Khowaja had carried out reforms in the police department and his good work would be carried forward.
IGP Imam said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had given him free a free reign but was expecting results in return.
“Proper security would be ensured during Muharram and the arrangements this year will be better than the last,” the IGP assured while adding that efforts would be made to complete the Safe City Project soon.
While chairing a high-level meeting regarding the overall security situation in the province, IG Imam directed for taking concrete and extraordinary security measures to ensure peace during Muharram.
The meeting, which was attended by Additional IG Karachi Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, DIGs and other senior officers, was also issued directions to curb street crime and ensure effective investigation so that such criminals could be punished in the court of law.
He said that a more forthcoming atmosphere in police stations will restore the confidence of people in police. The provincial police chief also declared that delay in registering of FIRs would not be tolerated.