KARACHI: Abdul Hadi, President, SITE Association of Industry, while expressing deep concern over the rising crime rate in Karachi’s largest and oldest SITE industrial area, appealed to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, IG Sindh Mushtaq Mehar and Karachi Police Chief Imran Yaqoob Minhas to take serious notice of factory robberies, snatching, stealing of equipment’s from parked cars in the SITE industrial area and develop effective strategies to deal with the criminals.
Informing the Sindh government and senior police officers about the law & order situation, Abdul Hadi stated that the police department was not paying any attention to curbing robbery, looting and street crime, and the situation has reached such a point that bandits and looters roam freely in broad daylight, and there is no one to take action.
“Including those who take cash from the banks are unsafe, even the cars parked in the parking lot are not safe because the incidents of breaking the windows of the cars and stealing goods have become commonplace”, he pointed out.
SAI president added that law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have completely failed to curb crime. The SITE industrial area seems to have been orphaned and the industrial community is at the mercy of looters, as despite informing the police department about the situation, no action has been taken to curb crime, as a result, the industrial community’s confidence in Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) is declining.
He informed that in the past, top police officers were seen on ground when any incident took place but now they are not seen in the field, so this culture has to be changed, and unless the top police officers come on the ground and get out from the cold rooms, the lower level police officers and officials will not do justice to their duties.
Abdul Hadi urged Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, IG Sindh Mushtaq Mehar and Karachi Police Chief Imran Yaqoob Minhas to take action against criminals in the SITE industrial area and take appropriate steps to eradicate street crime by adopting effective strategies.