KARACHI, Aug 9 (APP): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reviewed overall law and order situation in the province, especially Karachi, in the wake of Quetta blast, and directed police to be alert and further strengthen security arrangements.

The Chief Minister, presiding over the high level meeting here on Monday, directed that adequate security arrangements be made so that citizens could celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan free of fear, according to a handout issued here.

The meeting was attended by advisors to CM Mola Bux Chandio, Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, IGP AD Khwaja, Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Maher, Additional IG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi, Home secretary, Commissioner Karachi Aijaz Ali Khan, provincial heads of secret agencies, representative of Rangers and all the DIGs of the city and other officials.

The IGP, Rangers and other agencies presented their reports on the basis of their intelligence work. The Chief Minister took some policy decisions and asked the IGP to implement them.

The Chief Minister directed the IGP to strengthen security at all the important places and start snap checking in the city and rest of Sindh.

He decided to launch a special campaign against fancy number plates, and flash/search lights installed on vehicles.
He directed the IGP to take action against display of arms and private guards displaying weapons in civil dress.

It was decided that close coordination among all the agencies would be strengthened so that coordinated security net be established.