COAS chairs Sindh Apex Committee meeting, reviews law & order
KARACHI (92 News) – A special meeting of Apex Committee Sindh was held at Headquarters Karachi Corps on Tuesday.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, IG Sindh AD Khawaja, Corps Commander Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza, Director General Sindh Rangers Maj Gen Muhammad Saeed and other high-ranking officials participated in the meeting.
The forum was briefed about law and order situation of Karachi and internal security matters of the province by concerned stakeholders. The progress on the NAP was reviewed and escape of high profile terrorists from Central Jail Karachi with suggested corrective measures was also discussed.
The forum, while expressing satisfaction on improvement of law and order situation, impressed upon the requirement for persistent efforts to achieve durable peace and stability within the province. Areas requiring more focus to retain the peace dividends were identified for further progress to include police reforms, better coordination between federal and provincial authorities on the NAP, expeditious completion of safe city project and the need for speedy prosecution beside others.
The forum reiterated the need for durable peace being quintessential for safety and security of the people and economic activities especially in the metropolis.
The COAS lauded efforts of Karachi Corps and Sindh Rangers in coordinating the multi agency efforts and performance of other law enforcing agencies, including the police.
The COAS directed all stakeholders to further improve synergy, reaction capability of LEAs, decision-making process and to hold the public office holders accountable.
Appreciating recent improvements in capability and capacity of Sindh police, the COAS suggested improvements in its internal functioning to include induction on merit, availability of young trained leadership and strengthening of command. “Stable law and order in the country is only possible with effective writ of the state through implementation of state laws, its willing abidance by the public and across the board speedy dispensation of justice. Despite considerable headway, we have a long way to go on these counts. Army will continue to render its full support to all state institutions in this regard,” the COAS concluded.