KARACHI: (APP) Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Sayeda Shehla Raza on Thursday said that Sindh government has started work on devising a new police act to resolve the policing issues under the existing obsolete Police Act 1861.
Speaking at a meeting during her visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Deputy Speaker said that instead of complaining in front of the society about the obsolete police act 1861, Sindh Inspector General of Police, A.D. Khowaja should have taken up and discussed this issue with the government, said KCCI statement.
Chairman Businessmen Group in KCCI and former president KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairman BMG Haroon Farooki, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Senior Vice President KCCI Asif Nisar, Vice President KCCI Muhammad Younus Soomro, former presidents KCCI A.Q. Khalil and Abdullah Zaki, Chairperson of Women Entrepreneurs Sub-Committee Ms.Durre Shahwar Nisar, Chairman of Special Committee on "My Karachi Exhibition" Muhammad Idrees and KCCI Managing Committee members attended the meeting.
Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza informed that Sindh government was focusing on improving the standard of police and maximum funds were being allocated in this regard.
She claimed that compared to other provinces, Sindh had devised and implemented some of the best and maximum number of legislation including the recent legislation to deal with domestic violence, under-age marriage, under-age labor and harassment at workplace etc.
"We are also working closely with USAID to improve water management, health and education in Sindh," she added.
Appreciating the efforts being made by Karachi Chamber to promote the positive image of Karachi city by regularly holding My Karachi Exhibition since 2004.
KCCI leadership spoke of the issues related to trade and industry of the city, which is an international finance and economic hub of the country.