On Wednesday, Chief Minister Sindh approved a police plan to introduce e-tagging – a move to catch 7,500 repeat offenders initially.
Syed Murad Ali Shah stamped this measure during a meeting at the CM House.
He instructed the police to initiate extensive patrolling and adhere to strict action against street criminals in a bid to curb street crimes.
Murad directed the police and administration to remove drug addicts from the streets of the province.
“The drug addicts have been involved in street crime. To remove them from the streets is very important,” said the CM.
The additional inspector general police said that from January to February, a total of 143 encounters were locked against street criminals, of which 147 were injured and 15 were killed.
During the meeting, Shah was briefed that 1,446 criminals had been arrested.
He was informed that patrolling had increased in the city, and targeted intelligence-based operations were also in progress.
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Regarding the e-tagging of repeat offenders, the police official disclosed that 7,500 offenders had been identified who were either free or on bail.
Murtaza Wahab said a draft law for e-tagging of repeat offenders had been prepared and was sent for vetting.
The CM formally approved the e-tagging of repeat criminals and directed his adviser of law to expedite its vetting process. He said the matter would be discussed and approved in the cabinet.
Moreover, Chief Secretary Mumtaz said he had identified a suitable place at Gulshan-e-Maymar for drug addicts to be rehabilitated.
The CM directed the chief secretary to ensure all the required facilities at the proposed centre. He said the police should start directing the drug addicts to the rehabilitation centre.