Sindh to hire 7,500 police to overcome killings, militancy

Pakistan on 12 June 2013
Location : Karachi, Pakistan | Source : Central Asian Online. Image Source: Javed Mahmood

The newly elected Sindh Province government is hiring 7,500 new police officers and purchasing nearly a dozen new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in order to further improve security in the country, officials and analysts said.

The Sindh government, led by the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), made the decision in its maiden meeting June 2 at the Chief Minister House in Karachi. The city has endured political, sectarian and ethnic violence for years, with a record 3,105 murders last year.

"One of our foremost priorities is to maintain peace, protect the lives of the people and discourage terrorism," Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said after the cabinet meeting.

The new equipment and additional forces will help "ensure the safety of [police] fighting gangsters and terrorists," he added.  Ensuring peace and rule of law in the city will have top priority, Sharjeel said.  (Click below to read more).


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