KARACHI: As many as 104 police stations, 34 police posts and 24 police quarters/offices and check-posts were badly damaged in Sindh. This was stated in a report presented to the Sindh Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, by the Police Department. The report covering the period from July 27 to August 31, also mentioned the performance of the police during the period as well as the relief and rescue activities undertaken.
It pointed out that police established medical camps at all the main relief camps for the flood affectees. Medical facilities were made available to the affectees at these medical camps. The police officers as well as the personnel also contributed relief goods for the flood affectees. Police also ensured security of the relief camps and undertook patrolling.
Security was also provided to the workers of the national and International non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As many as 200 police vehicles were used for evacuating flood affectees to safer places during the rescue operation. The minister directed that all the necessary steps be ensured for restoration and rehabilitation of the police stations, quarters, posts and checkposts damaged due to the floods in the province.
Meanwhile, the report also pointed out that during police action against the criminals in the province during the period, 14 accused were arrested and two were killed in encounters. The Sukkur and Hyderabad police arrested 419 proclaimed offenders and 6,591 absconders. Six policemen also embraced Shahadat during the operation against the criminals. As many as 56 SMGs, 18 rifles, 138 repeaters/shot guns, 421 pistols/revolvers were also recovered from the arrested accused, it added. NNI