Sindh to set up biometric checkpoints at entry, exit points | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Sindh to set up biometric checkpoints at entry, exit points

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Sindh Home Secretary Niaz Ali Abbasi said on Thursday more biometric check posts would be established at the entry and exit points of the province with the cooperation of the police, Rangers and National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to stop the infiltration of militants and illegal arms.

A policy would be formed with the cooperation of Nadra to register or repatriate illegal immigrants, he said while chairing a meeting at his office to review the law and order situation in the province.

The meeting was attended by Nadra Sindh DG Brigadier Zahid Hussain, DIG Headquarters Mushtaq Mehar, acting IG prisons Muzaffar Siddiqui and other security officials. The meeting decided to establish permanent check posts, as indicated by senior security personnel, on the highways connecting Sindh with other provinces.

The officials were told to submit a report on biometric check posts within 10 days.

It decided to improve surveillance system at the airports and railway stations. It also decided to compile recommendations for setting up an investigation school as per international standards to improve investigative skills among security personnel so that criminals could be brought to justice through an increased conviction rate.

The meeting resolved to give special allowance to the investigation department and police officials. Abbasi said the government was making efforts to equip the law enforcement agencies with modern weaponry. He added that the police personnel would be trained by military officials to tackle terror attacks and other heinous crimes.

The meeting decided to devise a joint strategy with the LEAs and other departments concerned to ensure the security of sensitive installations across the province. Meanwhile, the redressal committee for the Karachi operation also initiated working.

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