Karachiites their own enemies, says city police chief on rising crime rate
Karachi Police Chief Javed Alam Odhu talking to journalists at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries on September 17, 2022 in Karachi. – Screen grab via Geo News
Karachi Police Chief refuses to accept responsibility for rising crime.
“More crime in Lahore than in Karachi,” says Javed Alam Odhu.
He said that the crime rate has decreased in the city.
People are worried about the rising crime rate in Karachi, with many citizens falling prey to robbers every day, but the city police chief believes that the situation is not as bad as it is being made out to be.
Karachi Police Chief Javed Alam Odhu while talking to the media at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) on Friday denied that crime is on the rise in the city.
The city’s top police official visited the KCCI, where he heard about the concerns and problems faced by the traders and assured them of full cooperation in resolving them.
Prominent industrialist Zubair Motiwala questioned the role of the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) in the city in his address during the police chief’s visit.
He said that people were being robbed in the city and raised objection on the performance of 108 Station House Officers (SHOs). “Tell me, do you want to close Karachi? Shouldn’t we be doing business?”
In response, the Karachi Police Chief remarked that the people of the city are their own ‘enemy’, the traders make noise, create sensation and then say that there is no investment in the city.
He said that crimes are more in Lahore and other cities but people of Karachi are beating themselves in the stomach.
Odhu said that according to the data of the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), there has been a decrease in crime in Karachi, as last year 18,000 vehicles were stolen or stolen, but this year the number is 13,000. Is.
He emphasized that the Safe City Plan is the need of the city, if the flood victims are not controlled, the problems will increase.
The city’s police chief suggested that business communities should promote command and control centers.
He told the traders that the police have installed camera systems at many places, which has improved the situation.
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