Sep 112017
Over 6,000 cops deployed for World XI security

LAHORE: The Lahore Police along with CTD, Special Branch and sensitive agencies have finalised arrangements by deputing over 6,000 cops to provide foolproof security cover to the World XI team during… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Jun 152017
12 Karachi central jail staffers arrested after Lashkar-i-Jhangvi militants' escape

CTD reveals embarrassing details Rs5m reward Police have arrested 12 jail staffers, including a superintendent and deputy superintendent of Karachi's central prison, following the escape of two high-profile Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) militants on Tuesday, police sources said.Under-trial prisoners, Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firoon and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Muna had escaped from the judicial complex of Central Prison Karachi on Tuesday in what was described as a daredevil move.Startling revelations about the incident indicate that the prisoners had escaped on Tuesday by breaking its grill while the jail staff came to know about their escape on Wednesday when they were supposed to be presented before the court inside the jail, officials said.New Town police have arrested 12 jail staff in the aftermath of the incident and have registered an FIR against them on complaint of DIG Prisons Ashraf Ali Nizamani under sections 223 (escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant), 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) 225 (resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person) 225-A (omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for.)Gulshan Superintendent of Police (SP) Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto told Dawn that the apprehended jail staff told the police that they had presented both prisoners belonging to LJ before the 'court' located in the judicial complex inside the jail premises on Tuesday but they "escaped" by breaking the grill of the court. He added that the arrested officers said they [Read More…]

Jan 012017
CTD plans to deradicalise around 300 militants held in Sindh’s prisons

KARACHI: Sindh police’s Counter-Terrorism Department is planning to deradicalise and rehabilitate an estimated 300 militants held in different jails of the province with the help of qualified psychologists, it emerged on Sunday.Under the proposed initiative, the CTD would conduct psychological profiling of the arrested militants to ascertain the possible factors, leading to militancy as a move to rehabilitate them.“The CTD Sindh has taken an initiative to create psychological profiles of arrested militants in the province,” said additional inspector general of the CTD, Sindh police, Dr Sanaullah Abbasi on Sunday.He said a unit of the CTD Sindh had been deputed to go to jails to create such profiles along the lines of a proforma created by the National Counter Terrorism Authority to better identify the factors that lead to radicalisation of young men.Editorial: Militants on campusThe CTD chief said the unit concerned had around 15 police personnel, who would collect data about the imprisoned militants in Karachi and other parts of Sindh.Dr Abbasi said that there were 250 to 300 militants in different prisons of the province.The CTD police were also planning to sign a memorandum of understanding preferably with the University of Karachi or another educational institution to seek help of qualified psychiatrists who could examine and profile high-value suspects in the future.This exercise would be aimed at identifying the issues in psychological make-up of the militants and also to use these profiles as a first step to create the basis for a rehabilitation programme in Sindh.Subsequently, a deradicalisation or [Read More…]

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