Biometric checkpoints at Sindh borders soon


KARACHI:,,, Secretary Home Sindh Niaz Ali Abbasi on Thursday said that more biometric check-posts would be established at entry and exit points of Sindh province with the cooperation of police, rangers and NADRA to stop infiltration of militants and illegal arms.

He said that a policy would be formed with the cooperation of NADRA in order to register or deport illegal immigrants.

He expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting at his office to review law and order situation in the province. It was attended by DG NADRA Sindh Brigadier Zahid Hussain, DIG Headquarter Mushtaq Mehar, acting IG Prisons Sindh Muzaffar Siddiqui, and other security officials.

The meeting decided to establish permanent check-posts, indicated by senior security personnel, at highways leading Sindh to other provinces.

The officials were directed to submit report on biometric check-posts within 10 days in order to establish them as soon as possible. It was decided to improve surveillance system at airports and railway stations with the cooperation of officials concerned.

They decided to compile recommendations for setting up an investigation school as per international standards in order to improve investigative skills among security personnel so that criminals could be brought to justice through increased conviction rate. The meeting also decided to give special allowance to investigation department police officials.

Abbasi said that efforts were also in the offing from the provincial government to equip LEAs with modern weaponry. He said that police personnel would be trained by military officials in order to tackle terrorist attacks and other heinous crimes.

The meeting also decided to devise a joint strategy with LEA departments concerned in order to ensure security of sensitive installations across the province.

They decided to forward suggestions for Karachi development package, comprising establishment of schools, road repairing and water sewerage systems to higher authorities.

Meanwhile, the redressal committee for Karachi operation has also initiated its work under the chair of Niaz Ali Abbasi, and anyone having grievances over the operation, could contact home department.

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