Rising street crimes: Karachi gets new police chief

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday appointed Imran Yaqoob Minhas as the new Karachi police chief, ARY News reported.

As per the notification, Imran Yaqoob has replaced Khadim Hussain Rind who was serving as the police chief. Rind has been asked to report to the Establishment Division.

The change comes amid rise in street crime in the metropolitan city.

The caretaker Sindh government had appointed Khadim Hussain Rind as the new Karachi Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) in September 2023.

Street Crimes in Karachi

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Riffat Mukhtar giving a presentation to the CM last month said that during the last two months, 23 people were killed during robberies, 3953 mobile phones, 46 four-wheelers, and 1537 two-wheelers were snatched.

To a question, the IGP police told the CM that street crimes are high within the limits of 22 police stations in Karachi. The CM directed the IGP to provide him with a list of 22 vulnerable police stations in terms of street crime and identify the hotspots so that special focus could be given to them.

Murad Ali Shah directed the city police chief to get all his SSPs on the roads in the evening time. He added that street crime mostly started after sunset, directing the police to ensure police presence on the roads to control them.

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