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Big weapons with police being replaced with small ones: Additional IG

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General Police Dr Amir Shaikh on Tuesday said big weapons were being withdrawn and small weapons being handed over to police officials in Karachi, ARY News reported. The Karachi police chief said this while giving a number of instructions to the squad duty in-charges of the metropolis police. "Hooter or police siren should not be used while performing squad duty. Neither policemen should use any disrespecting gesture to citizens, nor stand on mobile van's footboard," he said adding that…

Karachi Police chief orders arrest of wrong-way drivers, confiscation of vehicles

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General Karachi Police Ameer Sheikh on Tuesday ordered to arrest the drivers/ riders who travel wrong way and confiscate their vehicle, ARY News reported. Implementation on the order has started across the city, the police department said. Soon after issuance of the order, two policemen fell victim to it along other citizens. They all have been transferred to the police station. A statement issued by the police department said, "The additional IGP issued the directions to implement…

Police Chief orders change of automatic weapons, ban on exhibition

KARACHI: Police chief of Karachi Dr. Amir Shaikh, in an official memo has ordered Patrolling Police officials to change their automatic weapons. This order has been issued after multiple incidents of accidental shootings were reported. The notice further ordered the officials to avoid unnecessary exhibition of the automatic weapons in front of civilians as it causes a sense of unease and fear. The notice instructs that all automatic weapons presently carried for squad duty, patrolling and at police posts are to be…

Mushtaq Maher reinstated as Karachi police chief

KARACHI: The provincial government of Sindh has reinstated Mushtaq Maher as the city police chief after having replaced him with Ghulam Qadir Thebo for over a month, ARY News reported. The government had reshuffled the top brass of the police department on July 17 after appointing Thebo as Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi and making Maher as AIG Traffic. The provincial government issued a notification on Thursday, stating Maher – who is presently serving as the Additional IG Traffic – would be reinstated as…