10 community police centers planned for city

Karachi: Inspector General Police IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali has said that promoting the concept of community policing, Public Help centers/ Police Facilitation centers are being established in Karachi to assist citizens.

The centers would help to resolve family & other disputes in a fair and friendly manner through an experienced Dispute Resolution Committee. The underlying idea is to resolve minor issues without involving the police station & refer only cognizable matters for registration of FIRs.

He said this while talking to a visiting delegation of Country Study Tour of 42nd batch of common training program at Central Police Office.

IGP said that initially 10 such centers would be established at different identified locations in Karachi to work round the clock and the citizens may simply walk-in and get the required help. “The specifically trained representatives/police personnel would extend facilitative services where as the law professionals would provide free legal advice”, he added.

He informed the delegation about the police performance in detail & spelled out the measures adopted after Karachi operation & especially under the National action Plan.

He further revealed that the establishment of an Institute of Peace & Policing Studies was also in progress to cater for Counter-terrorism educational needs of Sindh Police.

“The proposed institute would offer latest courses on Counter-terrorism and techniques to improve entire policing system. Experts & professionals of Armed forces & ex-police officials would be invited to conduct courses to enhance the operational skills of police”, he observed.

The delegation was also informed that due to the proactive policing, targeted results have been achieved and the crime has substantially reduced in entire province. IGP said that as a result of focused action of police, crime was down in all major heads. He said, “Murders are down by 31%, Kidnapping for Ransom is down by 23%, Terrorism is down by 57%, Extortion is down by 51%, Bank dacoity is down by 52%, House dacoity/robbery is down by 26% and Street Crime is down by 22% “.

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