A concerted effort to fortify the security of industrialists took center stage as leaders from the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) engaged in a productive dialogue with DIG East, Captain (retd) Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, to address the growing concerns of the industrial community. Addressing a gathering of industrialists at the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), DIG East, Captain (retd) Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, emphasized the pivotal role played by KATI’s industrialists in bolstering the country’s economy. Mahesar unveiled a comprehensive plan designed specifically for the Korangi Industrial Area to ensure their security. This strategy aims to combat street criminals effectively, and Mahesar expressed optimism regarding the positive outcomes expected soon.
The meeting, attended by KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman, Deputy Patron-in-Chief Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Nighat Awan, Vice President Muslim Mohammadi, and Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee Sohail Elahi, also included senior officers from the Sindh Police.
Given the prevailing security challenges, the need for a “Safe City” project in Karachi was underscored, with President KATI, Faraz-ur-Rehman, asserting its inevitability. Rehman called for increased personnel assigned to the project to expedite its implementation. He lamented the delay in launching the project, which criminal elements have exploited to their advantage.
Rehman pointed out that the city, including the expansive Korangi Industrial Area, is grappling with a shortage of police personnel. The current number of officers is inadequate for the city’s burgeoning population, contributing to a rise in theft and street crimes. Despite these challenges, KATI expressed its unwavering commitment to cooperating with the Sindh Police to establish an atmosphere of law and order.
Echoing these sentiments, Deputy Patron-in-Chief Zubair Chhaya emphasized the deteriorating economic, political, and law and order situation. He highlighted the industry’s struggles amid a global crisis and a surge in crime, particularly when salaries are disbursed. To address these concerns, KATI has allocated a substantial fund of 6 million to install over 50 cameras at crucial intersections.
Chhaya also called for the immediate relocation of Korangi’s investigation officer’s office, currently situated in Saudabad, to Korangi for the convenience of industrialists.
The gathering concluded with an exchange of insights and discussions on matters related to law and order, with KATI leaders and the DIG East expressing their commitment to working collaboratively to enhance the security of industrialists in Karachi.
KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman presented a shield to DIG East Capt (retd) Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, symbolising the shared resolve to create a safer environment for industrial communities.
Photo Caption: KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman presents a shield to DIG East Capt (retd) Ghulam Azfar Mahesar. Zubair Chhaya, Nighat Awan, Muslim Mohammadi and SSP Korangi Hasan Sardar Niazi are also present.