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Strategy being made on modern lines against street crimes in Karachi: IG Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Sindh Police, Kalim Imam on Thursday said that strategy against street crimes in Karachi was being further strengthened on modern lines with major focus on prevention.

“A professional approach is being adopted to improve policing across the province,” he said while talking to media persons after offering Fateha at the mausoleum of the father of the nation, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi.

The IGP Sindh said focus would be laid on improving the public confidence on the police department with special measures to improve the environment at police stations, turning them public friendly with easy access to the complainants.

According to a Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) report on street crimes committed in July 2018 in Karachi, 3,207 mobile phones were snatched or stolen, and only 130 of them could be recovered. 2,778 motorcycles were stolen or snatched and only 574 could be recovered.

Three incidents of extortion also took place in the megalopolis. Twenty-five people were killed in the incidents of firing and torture.

Meanwhile,121 four-wheelers were also snatched or theft in the city.

Moreover, the CPLC last year launched two websites for identification of unclaimed bodies and verification of snatched or stolen cell phones.

An official of the CPLC said the information about the identification of unclaimed bodies will be available on shanakht.cplc.org.pk.

Meanwhile, the snatched and stolen cell phones can be verified by International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers before purchasing second-hand mobiles by visiting mobilephone.cplc.org.pk

Read More: CPLC releases July report on street crimes in Karachi

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