M Zubair Habib, Chief of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Sindh and Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, Additional Inspector General Police (IGP), Karachi visits the OICCI

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M Zubair Habib, Chief of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Sindh and Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, Additional Inspector General Police (IGP), Karachi, accompanied by senior members of CPLC and Karachi Police visited the OICCI on October 05, 2017 for an interactive session with OICCI members.

The Chief CPLC and Additional IGP, Karachi were welcomed by the OICCI President, Khalid Mansoor and CE/ Secretary General, M. Abdul Aleem. After a brief introductory presentation about OICCI, including results from the recent members’ security related survey, the SG requested the CPLC Chief to share his thoughts on current security challenges and measures being taken by CPLC to address these challenges to improve the law and order situation in Sindh, and especially Karachi.

Zubair Habib informed the participants about various aspects of CPLC work and initiatives taken by CPLC to provide a peaceful environment in the Province of Sindh, and specifically in Karachi.

He informed that crimes have decreased as compared to the period before the LEAs launched their clean-up operations in 2013 and the crime graph continuous to go down due to untiring efforts of LEAs.

He shared that recently CPLC Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), in collaboration with the Edhi Trust, has taken an initiative through a project called “Shanakht”, for the identification of unidentified bodies in morgue centers. The purpose was whenever a dead body is found, relatives of the missing persons can be contacted to identify it. He said CPLC has extended this initiative with Chippa Welfare Association also and so far about 1367 dead bodies have been handed over to their relatives. He said with CPLC is maintaining a huge database since 1987 and now citizens can also get an assistance in verification of used mobile phones.

He opined that citizens should keep a vigilant eye in their respective neighborhoods/communities and to report any suspicious activities to the Police helpline 15, CPLC helpline 1102 and other LEAs so that crimes and any untoward situation can be immediately addressed and, eradicated. Keep Pakistan safe and secure is also responsibility of every citizen.

The CPLC Chief informed that CPLC call centers receive multiples complaints daily about different crimes and 99% are responded within 24 hours of registration. According to his estimates about 300 plus gangs have been apprehended so far. He said CPLC strongly supports Police and LEAs by providing data analysis of crimes, sketches of criminals, neighborhood community program, and crime patterns.

The CPLC also facilitates in tamper proof motor vehicle registration books, computerized tax collection to prevent evasion besides computerization of mobile phones, motor vehicles and prisoners’ data.

Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar answered a number of questions by participants and said after targeted operation in Karachi crimes have substantially reduced, except street crimes of mobile phones, theft of two wheelers vehicles and snatching. He said that investment in Karachi infrastructure and Mass transit transport system will further reduce the crime graph in the city. He said recent visit of the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community and a large number of the community’s followers from abroad as well as about 35000 foreigners demonstrated that the law and order situation has substantially improved and confidence of people visiting Pakistan is increasing.

The President and CE/SG thanked Zubair Habib and Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar for their visit to the the OICCI and requested all member companies to support CPLC financially and otherwise also.

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