KARACHI: Ordering strict security for the injured Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday directed the police and law enforcement agencies to find those involved in the attack.
He was chairing a meeting at the Chief Minister House here to review law order and the performance of the Sindh Police and law enforcement agencies.Qaim directed strict security of the senior anchor person after getting information about the movement of suspicious people at the hospital.
He lauded the police efforts for collecting data with regard to the attack on Hamid Mir and directed the officers to take a lead in identifying the culprits involved in this incident.He further directed the police to be helpful to the judicial commission announced by the Supreme Court to probe into the murderous attack.
The chief minister directed the police to expedite the targeted operation against terrorists and keep an eye on all sensitive markets, institutions and religious places in the city. He directed them to activate their intelligence network in the field to find the hideouts of criminals and strike at them before they could attack innocent people.
Qaim said the recent bomb blasts indicated that instead of dialogue with the central government the terrorists had not spared Karachi and directed the Sindh Police and law enforcement agencies to be fully alert to deal with any eventuality.
Similarly, taking serious notice of kidnapping cases in the Interior Sindh reported in the press, the chief minister directed the IGP Sindh to immediately launch a vigorous operation against dacoits and their patrons and keep the province clean of such elements.
Qaim said he had made many decisions to equip and strengthen the police and put Rs0.5 billion at their disposal for the purchase of the latest arms, bulletproof vehicles and helmets. He said APVs alarm detecting equipment was one of these decisions but the Sindh police had not yet procured the items in question.
He directed the authority concerned to procure arms and vehicles in question before June 2014 without fail. Shah also directed the police and intelligence agencies to identify the culprits and their groups involved in the recent bomb blast in the city.