KARACHI - A large number of people staged a protest on the road near Five Star Chowrangi, North Nazimabad against the killing of a man during an alleged police encounter.  The protesters staged a protest on the road and blocked the traffic. They shouted slogans against the police and claimed that the police killed an innocent person in a fake encounter.

On the other hand, police contradicted the allegations made against them. SHO Nawaz Gondal said a man namely Asad was killed during an exchange of fire between the police and the robbers.  Three robbers were injured when they were busy looting the passersby in the area as police reached there and injured them after an exchange of fire. He said the passerby was killed by the firing of the robbers.  An inquiry to probe into the incident was being conducted that either the victim was killed by the firing of the police or the robbers. Further investigation was underway.

cs expediting ‘high

security’ prison project

Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana had called a high-level meeting in view of the tunnel digging incident in an area adjacent to Karachi Central Jail.

He asked the concerned officials to expedite the High Security Prison Project for which the funds of Rs1.49 billion have been allocated.  He ordered that modern technical system should be ensured transparently so that best work be accorded on minimised expenditure. He apprised that land has been acquired for high security prison model project at Jamshoro.  Hotiana advised that the project must be accomplished as soon as possible. He also constituted an inquiry committee to probe into the tunnel case.  The committee comprises DIG Police South, Abdul Khaliq Shaikh; Additional Secretary Home and representatives of Karachi Central Jail.

The committee will submit its report within a week.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has approved the committee.

The chief secretary also maintained that under the ‘High Security Prison Project’, jails at Karachi, Larkana, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Khairpur would also be established in addition to Jamshoro high security prison.  It was decided that the scrutiny of all Katchi Abadies and encroachments around all prisons would be made. The chief secretary appreciated the efforts of all the law enforcement agencies, Home Department and others for their successful operation to overcome the conspiracy.