KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday directed law enforcing authorities (LEAs) to alert security across the province after arrest of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in London.
Chairing a high level meeting to review law and order situation Karachi, the chief minister directed security officials to remain vigilant and increase patrolling in sensitive areas in order to safeguard the life and property of people.
Director General Rangers Major General Rizwan Akhter and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Iqbal Mehmood briefed Chief Minister over steps being taken in order to tackle the current situation. Police DIGs and other security and government officials also participated in the meeting.
IG Sindh told the meeting that all police officials in the province were directed to beef up security in their respective areas. He said that reserve police contingents were also summoned in order to increase patrolling in sensitive areas.
Meanwhile, DG Rangers also conducted a meeting to review law and order situation in the city at Rangers Headquarters. According to Rangers Spokesman, the meeting was held to review law and order situation after arrest of a party leader in London.
He said that security at British Consulate was beefed up while the security forces were directed to take stern action against elements involved in disrupting peace in the city.
Later, DG Rangers along with three sectors commanders visited several areas of the city and reviewed law and order situation.