KARACHI: Safe City project has been delayed; this is the project of Sindh government. However, according to the safe city project, 10,000 CCTV cameras would soon be installed and issues of Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) and traffic management would be addressed. These views were expressed by Additional IG Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Jamali, Additional IG Traffic Dr. Jameel Ahmed and Additional IG CTD Dr. Kamran Fazal at their visit to Korangi Association of Trade & Industry on Thursday.
President KATI Muhammad Danish Khan, Patron-in-Chief KATI S.M. Muneer, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Chairman & CEO KITE DMC Zubair Chhaya, Chairman Law & Order Standing Committee of KATI Nadeem Khan also spoke during the event. FPCCI former President Zubair Tufail, Former Chairman KATI Gulzar Firoz, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Former President KATI Mr. Masood Naqi, Senior Vice President Faraz-ur-Rehman, Vice President Maheen Salman, Ashraf Mayia and others were also present on the occasion.
Additional IG Sindh viewed that due to road barrier, traffic flow is being affected. On the roads which are facing congestion, barriers would be removed and he requested Mayor Karachi to start work on traffic engineering. He said that he realize that street crimes have increased in the city. He highlighted that strict actions have been taken against terrorists who have been involved in major crimes. Kidnapping for ransom and target killings have been eliminated, however he confessed that street crimes are on the rise and strategy is being made to address this issue. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Jamali also mentioned that issue of traffic congestion is being addressed. He said that details of illegal encroachments in Mehran Town should be shared with anti-encroachment police which is working under board of revenue it is under law that all encroachment related issues would be resolved by anti-encroachment police. He said that 10,000 CCTV cameras would soon be installed and later it will be included in the Safe City project.
Additional IG Dr. Kamran Fazal expressed that Sindh Police is taking all measures to protect business community and all the people of the city, province and the country and there will be no negligence to defend the motherland.
Additional IG Traffic Dr. Jameel Ahmed informed that traffic issues in the industrial zones including Korangi Industrial Area are being addressed on priority bases. Traffic chaos due to heavy vehicles is being addressed and those road which are being affected by barriers, it will be removed. He highlighted that business community is the engine of the economy. Law and order situation in the province is considerably better, but street crimes in Karachi are on the rise and police will make all efforts to curb street crimes on priority bases.
Patron-in-Chief KATI S.M. Muneer expressed that a fund for families of shaheed police officers was formed, but despite asking, we have not been informed that where this fund is as we want to give more money in it, but we need to know where the previous money went and how the amount would be spent. He said Modi will lose elections and it will be a disaster for India if it engages with Pakistan. He paid tribute to Prime Minister Imran Khan and valiant armed forces of Pakistan who responded to India very befittingly. He viewed that Pakistan is changing and in the premiership of Imran Khan, the country will soon prosper.
President KATI Danish Khan in his address said that due to remarkable efforts of Rangers and Police, environment of peace has been established in Karachi which would help in increasing investment opportunities. He shared that Karachi contributes 52% in the total exports of Pakistan whereas Faisalabad contribute 18% and Sialkot’s contribution is 8%. He added that industrialists of KIA contribute Rs. 50 crore in the national exchequer of Pakistan. President KATI applauded Pakistan armed forces for a befitting response to India and highlighted that business community stands with Pakistan armed forces and the government. He was of the view that war is not the solution to any problem and our armed leadership has always given a message of peace to India. Danish Khan informed that investors are eager to invest in Pakistan and this is the reason of the hostility and aggression of India.
Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, expressed that India has done a huge loss to itself by ending trade activities with Pakistan and it will negatively impact Indian economy and not ours. Today, entire Pakistan support government, armed forces of Pakistan and stands united against India. No one can violate Pakistan’s territory.
On the occasion, Chairman Law & Order Standing Committee Nadeem Khan said that there should be an increase of police patrolling in Korangi Industrial Area and strict actions should be taken against street criminals. Police performance has been improved, however in the evenings it is pivotal to increase the police force and all trucks standing on the road should be moved at an appropriate location.
Chairman & CEO KITE DMC Zubair Chhaya shared that till date, land mafia has not been eliminated from Mehran Town and the land mafia enjoy strong backing of influential people. He highlighted that due to countless sacrifices, peace has been restored in Karachi, but street crimes are increasing every day. Foreigners while going to the airports have been affected and on the way, their laptops, cell phones and important stuff been looted. He emphasized that in such situation, how international investors could invest in Pakistan. He urged Sindh Police to work effectively on street crimes.