KARACHI: Deputy Commissioner East Samiuddin Siddiqui ensured the traders of New Sabzi Mandi a foolproof security on Wednesday and said that their demands would be fully looked upon.
He said this while presiding a meeting with representatives of the traders of vegetables, fruits, potatoes and onions. Additional Deputy Commissioner East Syed Junaid Ahmed, Assistant Commissioner Nazir Ahmed Abro, Senior Vice-Chairman Fruit and Vegetable Export Abdul Khaliq Yousuf, Fresh Fruit Merchant of Whole-Sellers Muhammad Afzal Khan, Manzoor Ahmed Achakzai and other representatives were also present on the occasion.
New Sabzi Mandi traders have announced indefinite strike from April 26th against threats being hurled by Taliban and other mafias towards traders.
Siddiqui said that the lack of police force was creating law and order situation in the area. He assured them of providing security and asked them to postpone their strike call.
DC East said that more than hundred licenses of weapons would be issued with immediate effect for the traders of the market and all the other demands would also be met as soon as possible. The number of law-enforcers would be increased for security reasons. Order to repair the service road adjacent to the market has already been given. This road would also be facilitated with streetlights.
“Patrolling of police in the night would be increased with the number of policemen and CCTV cameras will be installed on the internal routes as well as the entrance routes,” he said.
He further said that action against kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and threatening calls would also be taken as soon as possible.
Siddiqui said that in the city of Karachi, with around more than 2 crore population, the Sabzi Mandi played an important role for the provision of vegetables and fruits. That’s why its traders and workers would be given foolproof security.
“The surroundings of the market would be closely monitored and demands and requests of the traders would be sent to the relevant departments to bring out positive results immediately,” he said.