Karachi Police Chief Warns Officers Against Asking Couples for Proof of Marriage
On Wednesday, Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Sheikh warned officers that strict action will be taken against those officers who harass young couples in Karachi and ask them for marriage certificates to proof themselves.
In a letter written to the deputy inspector-generals (DIGs) of the three zones in Karachi, Dr Sheikh asked the generals to take immediate action against such police officers who harass other citizens and especially women.
According to the letter, the chief stated that hundreds of residents inside the metropolis complain consistently about the policemen who ride in mobiles and motorcycles, and stop couples who are passing by them. They then inquire about their marriage certificates to prove they are husband and wife, and upon refusal they harass the couples and threaten them to give fine or worse.
The letter further warned that complaints regarding police officers who harass women for giving the proof of marriage, especially young females and it should not be heard again.
Dr Sheikh added that strict action will be taken against those police officers who are stationed the beaches and other places.