Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges end to Karachi street crimes

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday expressed concerns about the reported surge in street crime in the Sindh metropolis and called for coordinated efforts to purge the city of criminal activities.

Chairing a meeting on the law and order situation in Karachi at the State Guest House, Khan took strong exception to child abductions.

He also called for the urgent recovery of kidnapped children.

Sindh Governor Imran Esmail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Major General Mohammad Saeed, Sindh Chief Secretary Azam Suleiman Khan and Inspector General of Police Kaleem Imam and other civil officials concerned attended the meeting.

The chief secretary gave a detailed briefing of the law and order situation in the province in general and Karachi in particular, which followed a presentation by the DG Rangers – Sindh on the Karachi operation.

The prime minister appreciated measures being taken for cleanliness in the metropolis.

Earlier, accompanied by the Sindh governor and chief minister, the prime minister planted a sapling on the premises of the State Guest House. He also held a joint meeting with the two.

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