Action on against anti-social elements to maintain peace in Karachi: Malik - Pakistan Times

Action on against anti-social elements to maintain peace in Karachi: Malik
'Pakistan Times' Federal Bureau

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday said that the government was taking strict action against the anti-social elements to restore peace in Karachi. He said, the operation against the criminals had been successful and the people of the mega city would soon observe real peace in their areas.

Talking to Pakistan Television, he said that a youth task force, being a part of the community policing, would be established. He said that a large number of youth would be trained under this project and their services would be utilized for community policing. Rehman Malik said that the youth would be responsible to provide information about their streets and respective duty areas and that information would help protect citizens.

�We have received good results of youth policing in Islamabad and it is our endeavour to continue such a programme in Karachi for maintaining peace and controlling crime in collaboration with the local area police stations,� he said. Replying to a question regarding celebrating Eid with Karachi people, he said, �It was a good experience to spend some time in Edhi Center with children and other people.�

He said that the problem of birth certificates of children born in Edhi centers had been resolved and instructions were issued to the authorities of National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to  accept these documents. He said that the Nikah certificates of women, who had got married at Edhi centers, would also be accepted by NADRA.

Replying to a question regarding action against criminals, Rehman Malik said that some elements who were allegedly found involved in various heinous activities had been arrested and soon, they will be presented before public. �We will bring all arrested criminals involved in money extortion and other heinous activities before the nation,� he said. To a question, he said that grabbers of 14,000 acre state land had  been identified and action would be taken against them soon.

01 Sep, 2011

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