Hyderabad ( ) Deputy Inspector General Tariq Razaq Dharejo has promised crime free environment for business community of Hyderabad and urged the community to focus on their industrial production and businesses in order to extricate the country from present economic crisis.
He was speaking to members of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) here Tuesday. Hyderabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) Amjad Ahmed Sheikh also spoke. DIG asked police liaison officer for HCCI to monitor issues of HCCI and resolve them as well. He said traders and industrialists should increase their trade activities and promised that he would make Hyderabad as model district of Sindh insofar as law and order was concerned.
He credited Hyderabad SSP Amjad Ahmed Sheikh with successful handling of crime of in kidnapping infested Kashmore district. He said Hyderabad range police would take advantage of Amjad’s expertise here as well and hoped incidents of mobile snatching and motorbike lifting would be controlled. He instructed traffic police officials to improve traffic management in trade centers in collaboration with HCCI so that visitor and buyers could be facilitated. He called for scaling up patrolling in business centers.
SSP said that DIG Hyderabad could lend him support none could do. He vowed to give his best to Hyderabad city during his tenure and to make Hyderabad a model city from law and order point of view. He said that Hyderabad was his home.
HCCI President Adeel Siddiqui welcomed DIG and SSP Hyderabad and assured him of full cooperation to police officers. He focused issues of trade centers and industrial zone and said the city used to have around 600 big and small industries but now their numbers have declined substantially.
HCCI Chief said that while industries were not performing for various reasons but if law and order situation didn’t improve then retail sector would also collapse which would be economically harmful for economy. He said that due to government’s policies textile mills, glass bangle industry and motorcycle assembling industries were facing decline in businesses. He said Hyderabad based wholesale markets were supply chain of markets and bazaars located in rest of Sindh. He said agro based industry and retail sectors also exist in the city.
Mr. Adeel Siddiqui said Sindh police respects business community but motorcycle lifting and mobile snatching incidents were taking place. He said collective efforts were needed by business community, civil society and police to improve situation. He urged business community to install close circuit television cameras to help police control crime. He drew attention of police officers towards issues of medicine market, Resham bazaar and cloth market.
HCCI patron in chief Mohammad Ikram Rajput said DIG Tariq Dharejo had played important role in eliminating terrorists in attack on Chinese consulate. He felicitated DIG for getting Quaid e Azam Police Medal and SSP for being recipient of Tamgha e Shujaat. He hoped that the combination of these officers would ensure security of traders.
Najmuddin Qureshi thanked guests and said that Shaheed Benazir flyover was under construction and resultant traffic jam causes problems in fruit and vegetable market. He said that traffic police should be deployed there. He said fruit and vegetable market also needed attention for security reasons as traders from across Sindh arrive in market.