400 cops to be posted on highways check-posts

KARACHI: Four hundred policemen and officers are being trained for the posts in 48 national highway check-posts in Karachi and other cities of Sindh. This was told to Inspector General (IG) Sindh Iqbal Mehmood on Thursday in a meeting held at Central Police Office (CPO). The overall law and order situation of the province and steps taken by police were discussed in the meeting. DIG Hyderabad and DIG Sukkur also participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

It was told that buildings of 48 highway check-posts were ready, while, the issues of electricity, sewerage and water needed for them to be resolved.

The IG directed that report for the provision of all basic facilities should be sent to him. The provision of police vans and motorcycles should also be ensured.

Mehmood also reviewed the performance of Madadgar 15 and asked to make it better. It was told that there were 15 centers of Madadgar in Karachi and steps had been taken to make them activated. The IG made a committee comprising AIG Admin and AIG MT and directed them to report the structure and available facilities in the centers in 24 hours.

He was also informed that surveillance cameras had been installed on 75 patrolling vans of police and more cameras had to be installed on other vans.

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