KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General Syed Kaleem Imam on Friday announced to establish a central cell of human rights at the Central Police Office (CPO) in Karachi.
The said cell will work under the supervision of a deputy inspector general, superintendent police, assistant inspector general and four officers of DSP/ inspector rank.
The human rights cell would have four wings which will separately deal with the crimes against women, children, minorities and transgenders.
The Sindh IG said the cell would take action against those complaints also which would be received on Sindh Police Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram accounts. He said if parents of women, children, minorities and transgender did not come forward then police will register a complaint on behalf of the state/ police.
He directed the concerned officers to take all stakeholders on board and finalise the SOPs regarding the human rights cell.
“The human rights cell will remain in contact with the Pakistan Citizen Portal, civil society organisations, shelter homes, rehabilitation centers, investigation points, complaint units, forensic units and MLO’s of hospitals,” he said.
Earlier this month, Karachi traffic police had launched a crackdown on fancy number plates and tinted glasses of vehicles from August 1 in the metropolis.
During snap checking, the police had challaned dozens of vehicles for violating the traffic rules including using fancy number plates and tinted shades on Thursday.
Traffic police had warned people that installation of the number plates issued by the Sindh Excise Department should be ensured and those who were not issued number plates should install plates similar to the sample approved by the government, otherwise their motorbike, jeep or car could be confiscated in addition to levying fine.