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  • Public safety commission okays annual policing plan for Sindh

    KARACHI: The Sindh Public Safety and Police Complaints Commission on Saturday approved the annual policing plan submitted by Inspector General of Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam and it would be tabled before the provincial cabinet for final approval...

    The meeting was chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and attended by all permanent members — MPAs Sharjeel Memon, Imdad Pitafi and Shamim Mumtaz of the Pakistan Peoples Party;...

  • Editors for Safety urges PM to approve undiluted version of journalist safety bill

    KARACHI: The Editors for Safety (EfS) has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Human Rights to draft a landmark bill aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder...

    The EfS believed the bill prepared by the human rights ministry was quite comprehensive as it covered key issues, including the setting up of a commission of inquiry under a retired Supreme Court judge, to...

  • Public safety

    While having dinner at one of the largest restaurants near Bilawal House, I was appalled at the safety standards, or the lack of them, present...

    The Sindh government must wake up and implement the laws on public safety...

  • Terrorising the public — Are gory signboards 'helping' road safety?

    The provocative signboard put up by National Highway Authority and Motorway Police, who operate and administer the N-5 route, read:followed by:After regaining composure, I realised that the signboard was installed for public awareness...

    But my beef is with the explicitly graphic image of a road accident victim — how does it constitute public viewing?Take a look: Why Pakistan needs a 400 per cent increase in traffic challansMany will...

  • Draft law empowers KP police chief, shrinks role of public safety bodies

    PESHAWAR: A cabinet committee of the provincial government has finalised the draft of the proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Act 2016 recommending increase in the provincial police chief’s powers and reduction in the role of public safety bodies introduced under the Police Order 2002...

    A comparison of both drafts shows the KP home department’s draft was more or less a copy of the Police Order 2002, while the one submitted has some...

  • Public spaces and personal safety

    In recent times, events both man-made and natural have necessitated a review of personal safety action plans for authorities, organisations as well as individuals...

    Media coverage of incidents at two famous malls in Pakistan, one in Islamabad and the other in Karachi, suggests that panic sets in among people at these malls as well as on social media, fearing for people’s lives...

  • What the Tayyaba case tells us about the risk of post-conviction bail to public safety

    The IHC held that the evidence exhibited beyond a shadow of a doubt that under Section 328-A of the Pakistan Penal Code, the convicts "neglected and/ or willfully harmed and abandoned Mst...

    "The IHC did not find sufficient evidence to convict on other charges (wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation, shajjah-i-khafifah and damihah etc; classifications of physical harm, or hurt, defined by the Pakistan Penal Code)...

  • Section 144 imposed in South Waziristan for 'public safety'

    Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code — a law concerning the maintenance of public order — was imposed in South Waziristan tribal district on Monday evening in the "wake of public safety" and in order to maintain the law and order situation in the area...

    The order stated that reports were received that "certain elements are resorting to objectionable, prejudicial, hate speeches against the state institutions in public...

  • Former occupied Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act

    Former chief minister of occupied Kashmir Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the Public Safety Act, a law that allows for detention for up to two years without charge, The Wire reported on Monday...

    The decision to apply the Public Safety Act on the National Conference president came on Sunday night, according to The Wire, ahead of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko's habeas corpus petition in the Indian...

  • Public safety body censures Sindh IGP for missing second consecutive meeting

    KARACHI: The Sindh Public Safety and Police Complaints Commission passed a resolution against Inspector General of Police Dr Kaleem Imam for failing to attend a second consecutive meeting of the statutory body chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday...

    The resolution against IGP Imam was passed as he chose to attend an emergency meeting convened by the prime minister in Islamabad instead of participating in the commission’s...

  • Two police officers approach public safety body against their abrupt transfer

    KARACHI: Two senior police officers — DIG Khadim Rind and SSP Dr Rizwan Ahmed — whose services have been surrendered to the federal government recently by the Sindh government have approached the Provincial Public Safety and Police Comp­laints Commission against what they called their abrupt transfers, it emerged on Sunday...

    The officers informed the commission through their separate letters that their services were ‘abruptly’...

  • A slew of measures for public safety

    Monday is a national holiday on account of the Pakistan Day...

    Punjab govt stops short of lockdown to gauge response of populaceSince other public places and educational institutions are already closed, the government has gone for more closures in view of increase in the number of cases in Punjab as well as across the country...

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