Karachi: Around 1000 religious seminaries have been built on government land without permission from authorities, the Sindh Apex Committee meeting was told on Friday.
The apex committee presided by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt General Shahid Baig Mirza, Chief Secretary Sindh, Director General (DG) Rangers Muhammad Saeed and police officials.
The meeting has decided to scrutinize the documents and NOCs of all religious seminaries constructed illegally in the province.
It was also noted that some 60 religious seminaries have been established in Tharparkar without apr, an area dominated by Hindu community, during the last 3 to 4 years. The Sindh’s home department was given the task to investigate the illegal construction of religious seminaries.
It was also decided that over 270 dangerous inmates, 19 of them most notorious, will be shifted to various prisons of Sindh from Karachi Central Jail.
The chief minister has also directed the home department to move their cases to Military Courts.
Home, Law Departments and Counter Terrorism Department have been directed to scrutinize their cases and send them to military courts.
The Apex Committee meeting was told that out of 270 prisoners, the cases of 110 could easily be sent to the military courts for trial as authorities have solid evidences against them.
The officials have also discussed the emergence of new terror organizations and It was decided that Intelligence Agencies, Police and Rangers would investigate such cases and take necessary action.
In addition, Shah expressed serious concerns over the recent attacks on policemen in Karachi and said it must be stopped.
DG Rangers and Inspector General Sindh told the meeting that they were close to bust the gang involved in the killings of policemen.