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‘SIM card locator’ to trace extortionists, meeting told

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Saturday that a system called ‘SIM card locator’ was being installed by the police to trace extortionists and criminals involved in sending death threats to traders over non-payment of extortion.

The system will help police in locating hideouts of criminals and take prompt action against them, he said at a media briefing at the New Sindh Secretariat Building.

He said the government would share further details about the SIM card locating system at a press briefing in a couple of days. The Sindh Government had activated its two complaint cells, one at the Chief Minister’s House and the other at the IG office, whose numbers were given to traders.

The complaint cell at the CM house would be supervised by three members — a minister, a senior police officer and a trader — who would observe the entire complaint processing system on behalf of the business community.

He said the meeting decided that the chief minister would hold a meeting with traders every month and the IG would meet them every Friday to know their problems.

Mr Memon said the government had also asked the traders to testify in court against extortionists when required. The minister claimed that some people were using paid criminals to settle personal scores, and said such incidents should not be labelled as targeted killings.

He denied that any political party had approached the PPP to get released some criminals, and said the government would not do it in any case.

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