Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi, has said that the government will make a national database for the criminals. He made this announcement on Monday while addressing a ceremony in Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi.
Afridi said the government will take all stakeholders in confidence and a comprehensive policy will be designed to cope with growing street crimes in the metropolitan city.
He conceived that the economy cannot flourish until the business community of the country is not given an ownership or their voices go unheard.
“We’ll design a policy with consensus and consultation of the provinces to address the issues of business community,” Afridi assured.
He maintained that no voice will go unheard during PTI’s government.
“Dishonouring the commitments has been a norm in previous governments, but we are here to undo the wrongdoings of our predecessors,” said the State minister while taking a jibe at PML-N and PPP-led governments.
“This communication (the meeting) will not go under the carpet. I will go and make all the (18) departments under my ministry to consult with you and address your grievances on a priority basis,” he added.
Later on, the Minister of State called on Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in Karachi. The two dignitaries deliberated on making a national database of the criminals and, sources say, a consensus has been reached.
He acknowledged that the provincial government, police and Rangers have equally collaborated towards the peace restoration process in Karachi.
Afridi assured CM Shah of the federal government’s full cooperation to control and curb the criminal activities in the province.