Eight to ten gangs of bandits are operating in riverine areas of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan – Secretary General PPP Punjab Hasan Murtaza
The Spokesperson of the Sindh Government and the Advisor to CM Sindh on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that electronic chips will be installed in habitual criminals while the challan of criminals is being amended to include their criminal records besides their criminal record would be registered with NADRA.
He expressed these views while addressing the participants of a seminar on Human Trafficking and Bonded Labor at a local hotel on Wednesday. Secretary General People’s Party Punjab Hasan Murtaza, Member of Sindh Assembly from MQM Pakistan Abbas Jafri and Mangala Sharma and others participated in the seminar. People belonging to different departments participated in the seminar organized under the aegis of SSDO.
Barrister Murtaza Wahab, in response to the questions of the participants, said that the issue of human trafficking is managed under the Federal Government.
“Child labor is not only in Sindh but in the whole of Pakistan. Its main reason is poverty,” he said on a question.
Owing to widespread poverty there is a need to build skill-based training centers so that trainees can get jobs easily, he said.
Referring to certain incidents of Khairpur, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the Government immediately mobilized its resources, the person was detained who later on unfortunately was acquitted with honor. “There are also videos of this incident. The family members of victim were pressurized,” he said.
He further said that the court has to give the punishment based on the evidence. “The accused are caught but they are subsequently acquitted. Everyone in the society should play their role to uphold the rule of law.”
Secretary General People’s Party Punjab Hasan Murtaza while addressing the participants of the Seminar said that the Kutcha (Riverine) area is not only in Sindh, it is also in Punjab and Balochistan, there are eight to ten groups that are operating there. They established a government within government; the three provinces will have to make a joint action plan regarding the Kutcha area.
In response to a question, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the current honey trap incidents in the Kutcha area are a challenge. “Of course, it can be improved by sharing information with the three provinces, especially in the Kutcha areas of Sindh and Punjab. There is a need for joint strategy and action.”
“Earlier, there were big obstacles because of the tabdeeli (change) gang. If there was a government of Hasan Murtaza, we would have told him to do an operation, however coordination is still going on,” he remarked. (PR)