Qaim assures business community of full protection
25 October, 2012
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has assured the business community of normalising the law and order situation in three days.
According to a statement issued by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Siraj Kassam Teli, chairman of the Businessmen Group, in a meeting with the chief minister discussed the deteriorated law and order situation in the city, which took several hundred human lives and enormous damage to the business activities.
The businessmen leader also informed the Sindh chief minister about four-pronged protest strategy of the Karachi Chamber that includes displaying black banners protesting the law and order situation; filing a petition in the Supreme Court regarding non-implementation of the apex court's decision on Karachi situation; sit-in on November 3 before the chief minister and governor houses; and a complete shutter down on November 10, it said.
Shah was also informed about the latest criminal activity of Kharadar killings of two traders and shooting the guard of a marble trader on refusing to pay extortion money.
The chief minister said that he had convened a meeting of all the law-enforcement agencies and has given strict orders to control crimes and if in any area killings take place, the station house officer (SHO), deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and superintendent of police (SP) of the jurisdiction would be held responsible.
The chief minster said that the government has taken measures to provide security and improve law and order situation, according to the statement.
However, Teli urged the chief minister that enough time has been provided to the government to act on the ground and show the results.