Crime against children, women, minorities not to be tolerated: Justice Baqar

KARACHI:Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (rtd) Maqbool Baqar during his surprise visit to Boat Basin Police station said that he would not tolerate crime against children, women, minorities, and operations against drug mafia be intensified further.

The CM visited two sub-registrar offices- Clifton-II and Saddar Town and checked their record, and listened to the complaints of the people present there.

Boat Basin PS: The interim chief minister paid a surprise visit to Boat Basin Police station, and checked Roznamcha, the record room, and the wireless control room.

To a question, the CM was told that the Boat Basin police had six mobiles, and they were patrolling. The CM through the control room contacted the mobile and asked for their location. One of the mobiles was present in the Bath Island area, and the other was at Shireen Jinnah Colony.

The CM was told that the crime rate in the jurisdiction of the police was lower, except in Shireen Jinnah Colony and Hijrat Colony. The CM directed the police to act against the drug mafia. There are reports that shisha was openly used in Clifton and Defence areas and must be stopped.

The SHO briefed the chief minister about the performance of the Boat Basin police and said that patrolling has been accelerated to control street crime.

The CM directed the DIG South Zone and SSP South Imran Qureshi, who after hearing about the CM’s visit reached the police station, to issue clear directives to the police that there was zero tolerance against crime against children, women, and minorities. “We have to give respect to women, love to our children, and respect the minorities - this is how societies develop,” he said.

He called the in-charge of the Stable of police horses and got him a briefing. The CM was told that they have 36 horses, and each horse eats 18 kg and all the horses were in good health, except two who were being treated by their Vet.

The CM expressed his displeasure on the uncleaned condition of the police station. “I am sorry to say that almost all the public places, government offices, and police stations remained uncleaned,” he said. He directed the police to keep their police station neat and clean so that they look good.