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Sindh government decided to shift 270 ‘notorious criminals’ to ‘high-security jails’ in other cities

KARACHI: Two hundred and seventy high-profile criminals will be shifted from the Central Jail Karachi to other prisons in the province within the next 10 days, Sindh Apex Committee decided in a meeting today.

According to a Sindh government official, the prisons in interior parts of the province would be declared “high-security jails” before transferring the notorious criminals.

The decision was taken at the 20th apex committee meeting, which was presided over by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and attended by Corps Commander Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza, DG Rangers Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed, and the chief secretary besides other officers.

The meeting also decided to deal with the street criminals with iron hand and approved to send their cases for trial in special courts under anti-terror laws.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.