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IGP orders modernization of investigation unit to effectively curb crime

Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon talks to someone in his office in Karachi, April 22, 2024. —Facebook/Sindh Police

Sindh Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Memon chaired a meeting at the Central Police Office on Tuesday to restructure the Criminal Investigation Unit and introduce positive and constructive reforms.

The DIG Crime and Investigation Branch briefed the meeting on the details of the division’s restructuring as well as the importance and usefulness of the reforms. He said that to effectively curb crime and criminal activities, it has become necessary to digitize overall crime and investigation responsibilities. He informed that in 2023, the number of cases related to serious crimes registered in the entire province was approximately 20,000.

To successfully conclude cases and draw logical conclusions from them, it is necessary to strengthen technical capabilities in all aspects and angles of investigations and analyses, he added. IGP Memon said that comprehensive investigation into crimes is the need of the hour and its aim is to provide real support to investigations and investigations and to conclude the cases successfully and logically.

He said measures such as digitizing cases and monitoring their outcomes would not only strengthen the criminal justice system but also significantly increase the conviction rate.

Digitization will not only allow cases to be registered in the data bank, but will also be easily accessible within the central system, he added. He ordered the Crime and Investigation Department to immediately start investigating serious cases in the first phase.

Chinese citizens

Memon also held a meeting on the security of Chinese nationals and directed the Special Protection Unit (SPU) to ensure reliable security of Chinese nationals in Karachi. He said district police are responsible for security clearance at the provincial level and in residential areas of Chinese nationals.

He reviewed various government projects across the province, safety measures for Chinese residents, experts and personnel associated with international companies. SPU DIG informed the meeting participants in detail about the safety measures and strategies adopted for Chinese residents at the provincial level.

The IGP ordered that it is the responsibility of the SPU to provide robust protection to Chinese nationals associated with various projects in Karachi, while the district police are responsible for measures such as provincial-level security clearances and residential areas of Chinese residents.

He said that all possible and immediate measures would be provided by the concerned units and departments, such as providing additional staff to the SPU. He formed a four-member committee consisting of the headquarters, plant, SPU and DIG special forces and directed them to review the movement of Chinese residents and the overall security measures taken against them.