IGP seeks Witnesses Protection Act’s enforcement

September 22, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: A high level meeting was held here at CPO on Wednesday, which was chaired by IGP Sindh GH Jamali and attended among others by Additional IGP Traffic, Additional IGP CTD, AAdditional IGP Karachi, DIG Headquarters, DIG DL, DIG Crimes, DIG RRF, DIG CTD, AIG Finance, AIG Administration, and AIG Legal.

The meeting discussed in detail the ways and means to ensure implementation of Witnesses Protection Act (WPA). Additional IGP CTD spelled out the spirit of WPA to the house and highlighted its significance in the existing scenario. It was decided to establish the Witness Protection Unit (WPU) to be headed by Additional IGP CTD, as required under the Act.

It was further decided to approach the provincial home department to actualize WPU’s physical establishment. “Till the WPU’s physical functioning, it is imperative to convey to Additional IGP Karachi and all Range DIGs to ensure protection to witnesses, particularly those related to high profile cases as an immediate measure in accordance with the spirit of WPA,” IG Sindh directed.

IGP Sindh also constituted a committee under Additional IGP CTD with DIG Headquarters and DIG Administration, Karachi Police and SSP CTD Aamir Faruqi as Secretary of the committee, to frame rules for the working of WPU, at the earliest.