Sindh’s Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar has reiterated his government’s commitment to combating the menace of street crime in Karachi and dacoits in the riverine area of rural Sindh.
“A foolproof strategy has been devised and I am confident that this innovative and trusted approach will help us eliminate the dacoit culture from the remaining parts of the province,” he said while addressing the participants at the 25th Security Workshop of the National Defence University (NDU) on Thursday.
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The participants included current and former members of provincial assemblies, senators, senior civil and military officers, academicians, as well as representatives of civil society. Provincial caretaker ministers, Chief Secretary
Dr Fakhre Alam, IG Sindh Police Rifat Mukhtar, and provincial secretaries were also in attendance.The chief minister highlighted the purpose of such workshops, which is to familiarise participants with the realities of the areas they visit, exchange ideas regarding security challenges, and build synergistic alliances to find solutions to shared problems.
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“With a population of over 200 million people, and an expected 100 million people in the middle class by 2025, Pakistan’s middle class is set to become the 10th largest in the world,” he said. He underlined the government’s challenge to create opportunities and provide the youth with avenues for fulfillment and self-actualization