KARACHI-Owing to extraordinary security strategy there has been a substantial decrease in incidents of terrorism, murders, targeted killings and extortions.

This was informed when a 16-member delegation of the 20th batch of Senior Management Course met the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, AD Khawaja, here on Monday.

A police statement said that the meeting was held at the Central Police Office (CPO). The delegation was led by group leader, Fazal Yazdani Khan.

At a briefing it was informed that owing to extraordinary strategy there has been a 45 percent decrease in the incidents of terrorism and 81 percent decline in targeted killings this year till October 12 as compared to the same period last year.

There was 99 percent decrease in kidnapping for ransom and 54 percent decline in chits for extortion during the same period this year as compared to that of the last year.

About the performance of Sindh police this year, it was pointed out that till October 12, as many as 8,794 accused were arrested in action against crimes. These included 263 alleged terrorists, 8,508 dacoits & accused and 23 alleged kidnappers.

The IGP Sindh A.D. Khawaja said on the occasion that steps were being taken to ensure eradication of ‘Thana Culture’ and make sure that police official adopt a positive approach.

These measures were also aimed at ensuring the people extend cooperation to police without any fear.

The IGP said steps were also being taken for the welfare and betterment of the police personnel.