Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sheikh Rasheed says the feds would supply rangers to Karachi cops

Due to an increase in street crime in Karachi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad asked Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah to deploy Rangers forces to help police.

When asked about the recent increase in crime in Karachi, the interior minister replied during a press conference in Islamabad, “We are ready to provide Rangers to Karachi’s police stations.”

The country’s security chief called Karachi’s law and order situation “extremely worrying.” It feels like there is “no law” in Karachi, he added.

The offer comes a day after CM Murad claimed tough steps would be adopted to reduce street crime in Karachi.

The decision was made following a meeting about rising street crime in the city. CM Shah stated street criminality has escalated in the city when police and rangers are absent.

Shah claimed that the city’s “habitual criminals” were causing theft and other crimes. So the government can keep an eye on their activities, he wants to electronically tag criminals.

Police can track criminals or suspected criminals using electronic tags placed to their bodies. “I will not accept street crime,” he declared, urging authorities to design a strategy.

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