Even the Police Chief Confesses “Concern” Over Lawlessness in Balochistan
QUETTA: Expressing grave concern over rise in incidents of kidnapping for ransom, Balochistan Police Chief, Inspector General Malik Muhammad Iqbal, has confessed that these crimes have skyrocketed manifold across the province and recovery of kidnapees and elimination of crimes had become a challenge for police and other law enforcement agencies.
He expressed these view while addressing passing out parade of 138 ASIs including three ladies here on Monday.
The IG police said that law and order situation in Balochistan was not ideal because we were facing challenges on every steps, however police was committed and making efforts to meet these challenges. “Police is being imparted training and being armed with latest weaponry which would give positive results,” he added.
He expressed serious concerns over the rising incidents of kidnapping for ransom in the province, saying police was striving for the recovery of all kidnapped persons and police along with other law enforcement agencies was trying its level best for the elimination of crimes.
He said that because of best strategy of police several kidnapped persons had been recovered and many accused persons involved in such incidents had been arrested. “Abductors even didn’t spare judges, high government officials and aged persons. Police started a campaign for elimination of this crime that led to release of judges,” he added.
IG police said that he had visited Sibbi, Kachhi, Naseerabad and Jaffarabad and met police officials and directed them for taking stern action against elimination of kidnapping for ransom.
He urged upon police personnel to discharge their duty with responsibility so that anti social elements could be eliminated from the society.
Referring to highway robberies, he said that in order to ensure safe journey on national highways first time in the province black book of proclaimed accused persons had been prepared and was dispatched to all stations.
Later on talking to newsmen, Malik Muhammad Iqbal said that several kidnapped persons had been released and different gangs involved in the incidents of kidnapping for ransom had been arrested.
On a query, regarding release of two judges and lawyers he said that he could not confirm that whether any ransom was paid for their recovery or not because he had no information about it so far.