Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has instructed the district administration and police to keep Sea View Karachi and its surrounding areas open for public on the New Year’s Eve.
However, strict action will be taken against those caught carrying weapons for aerial firing, using drugs, or harassing the visitors especially females.
CM Sindh has issued these directives on Sunday evening while presiding over a meeting to review security arrangements made for New Year’s Eve at the CM House.
The CM Sindh was informed that roads leading to Sea View Karachi were being blocked through containers and strict checking would be carried out on all the roads and streets.
This high level meeting was attended by Home Secretary Kazi Kabir, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shalwani, Special Branch Additional Inspector-General Dr Waliullah Dal, deputy inspector-generals (DIG) of South, East, West and South SSP Pir Muhammad Shah.
The CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the people have every right to enjoy New Year’s Eve, however, in a decent and cultured way. He further directed Karachi commissioner and South DIG not to block roads and let people go wherever they want.
CM Sindh remarked, “But I would suggest strict security arrangements so that nobody carries weapons, uses narcotics, resorts to one-wheeling or riding motorcycles without silencers to create problems for other visitors,” he said.
He issued directives to immediately arrest persons found carrying weapons, using alcohol and others. “This is our city and we have to work together to make it peaceful. Our actions should demonstrate that we are educated, cultured and caring people,” he said.
CM Sindh Murad Shah also directed the administration to designate alternative routes towards Sea View Karachi to avoid unnecessary traffic jams at Do Talwar and Teen Talwar.
Attention towards the out-of-order street lights in DHA and Clifton areas was also brought in the meeting, on which the CM directed the Commissioner to talk to the relevant authorities to fix the street lights in these areas. Directions to conduct inspection of CCTV cameras in DHA and Clifton were also given.
The Traffic Police was also directed to envisage an efficient traffic management plan.