Sindh govt plans to install chips in habitual criminals


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KARACHI: Sindh government plans to install electronic chips in habitual criminals and amend the challan system to include their criminal records, said CM’s Law Adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday.

He also advocated for registering criminals’ records in NADRA. These statements were made during a seminar on Human Trafficking and Bonded Labour organised by Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO, attended by notable figures such as Peoples Party Punjab Secretary General Hasan Murtaza and Member of Sindh Assembly Abbas Jafri.

Responding to participants’ queries, Wahab acknowledged that human trafficking is primarily handled by the Federal Government and emphasized the prevalence of child labour across Pakistan, driven by poverty. He advocated for the establishment of skill-based training centers to facilitate job opportunities for trainees.

Wahab highlighted a case where a suspect accused of child rape and murder was acquitted due to pressure on the victim’s family from the suspect’s clan. He also mentioned an encounter where a suspect involved in car theft was killed, despite appearing in court earlier that day. Wahab emphasized the need for improvement within every organization, including the court system.

Hasan Murtaza, Secretary General of People’s Party Punjab, noted that the issue of kucha areas exists not only in Sindh but also in Punjab and Balochistan. He stressed the need for a joint action plan among the three provinces to address this issue effectively.

Regarding recent honey trap incidents in kucha areas, Wahab highlighted the importance of sharing information and coordinating strategies between Sindh and Punjab, suggesting a joint approach. He also mentioned the ongoing coordination efforts and the need for effective collaboration.

Overall, the discussed points revolved around initiatives to tackle crime, improve the justice system, address poverty-driven issues like child labour, and foster coordination among provinces to combat challenges in underdeveloped areas.

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