CM Sindh vows to curb street crimes in Karachi


KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government has decided to enhance punishment for street crimes in Karachi.
He was presiding over 23rd session of the Apex committee in Karachi on Monday. He said that legal reforms are being considered for curbing the rampant street crime in the port city.
He informed the meeting that under new amendments, the cases of streets crimes would be heard by special magistrates under Section 30 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC), adding that those convicted will be handed prison sentences ranging from three to seven years.
The meeting was attended by Karachi corps commander, Sindh chief secretary, director general (DG) Rangers, Sindh inspector general of police and other officials.
The meeting was also informed that 62 buildings and other institutions in the province, previously named after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, had been renamed.
Talking to newsmen after the meeting, Adviser on Information Murtaza Wahab said that a pilot project would be initiated in the Safe City project red zone.
He said that those who repeatedly commit crimes will be dealt with in a different way. “They are repeatedly given bail,” he said adding that they would be stopped.
Wahab added that to improve the Safe City project, cyber crime will also be controlled and help will be taken from the Army. Safe City cameras will also be improved.


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