KARACHI - Muhammad Irfan Moton, chairman, SITE Association, Saturday said that no improvement was visible in law and order situation in SITE area despite assurances given by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah for taking security measures and protection of property and lives.

Talking to Iqbal Mehmood, Additional IG Police Karachi, who arrived at SITE association office to listen and reassure the business community for the security.

A meeting was held in the office of SITE Association of Industry under the chairmanship of Muhammad Irfan Moton, with IG Police and other police officers accompanied with him.

He said that when an industrialist feels his life and property as unsecured and uncertain then how he would run the industry so it is important to maintain the law and order situation to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

Moton expressed that the prime objective of the meeting was to interact and discuss the increasing trend of crimes and law and order situation in the biggest industrial estate of the country ie, SITE in the District West, Karachi due to which the industrialists are very much perturbed. They wish that police force of the SITE Zone be vigilant to control the criminal activities otherwise it would be very difficult for the industrialists to carry on their businesses.

Iqbal Mehmood, Additional IGP, Karachi thanked the chair for providing opportunity to discuss law and order situation which would surely be controlled and brought to the level of satisfaction of industrialists of SITE area.

He issued directions to DIG, West that a working be made for the present force and force required along with motorbikes present and required to curb the criminals. He directed that 27 identified pickets and 3 check posts be immediately provided with the police force for rampant action against the criminals. The SITE Area be divided into 3 zones and a police party under the head of sub-inspector be immediately posted who will report to the concerned SHOs.

He also issued directions to the DIG, West for immediate arrangement of police patrolling and snap checking of unauthorised trucks/pick up stands, jhopra hotels and puncture/pan shops in SITE area. He assured the participants that follow up meeting in this regard shall be held on next Friday.

Zubair Motiwala, chairman, Sindh Board of Investment, said that the situation in the SITE area has become worse and needs immediate attention and we do hope that after taking the charge of Additional IG Police by Iqbal Mehmood, the more effective measures would take the place to be felt satisfactory to the industrialists of the area.

Younus Bashir, Senior Vice President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry/chief, SITE Crime Monitor Cell welcoming all the participants suggested reviving of police intelligence system which would be helpful to trace the criminals and their backing elements.