Modern security system to be introduced in banks: commissioner

September 22, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui expressed his concerns over growing incidents of bank robberies in Karachi and decided to introduce a modern security system in banks to stop robberies.

He directed all the banks to act on the security protocol to make it effective. It was decided in the meeting in Commissioner House as well that action over permitting issuance of weapon licenses to private security agencies should be taken.

A representative of State Bank of Pakistan told the meeting that all the banks were informed about the details of security protocol. The meeting decided to take suggestions from banks and all the relevant organizations as well in order to make security system better. A coordination committee was formed in this regard that would ensure advices from the relevant organizations. The committee comprised additional commissioner I, secretary Pakistan Banking Council, representative of additional IG and chairman All Pakistan Security Agencies.

The meeting was told that police was providing special security to banks and had busted 10 such criminal groups that were planning for bank robbery. Police had identified criminals in more than 50 per cent of such cases.

The commissioner directed Additional Commissioner-I Aslam Khoso to discuss measures with police to eradicate the incident of robberies and present proposals in this regard in next meeting.

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