A delegation representing the Pakistani American Law Enforcement Society (PALES) from the New York Police Department (NYPD) recently met with Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to explore collaboration avenues aimed at bolstering policing systems in Sindh.

Led by Rohail Khalid, the 22-member delegation included officers from various NYPD departments such as Integrity Control, Traffic Enforcement, Intelligence, and Training Bureau. They proposed training Sindh police personnel in street crime management, intelligence gathering, traffic control, and vigilance.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, accompanied by Home Secretary Iqbal Memon and IG Police Ghulam Nabi Memon, discussed the challenges faced by law enforcement in countering terrorism and street crime in Karachi. He acknowledged police sacrifices and highlighted the government’s commitment to enhancing crime prevention and control through technology.

The delegation echoed the Chief Minister’s concerns and emphasized strategic approaches to deter criminal activities, suggesting surveillance measures and leveraging technology for modern policing.

Chief Minister Shah appreciated the offer and tasked the Inspector General of Police with evaluating the proposal for sending Sindh officers to New York for training. The delegation also met with IG Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon at the Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi to discuss modern policing strategies and technologies.

IG Memon showcased Sindh Police initiatives like geo-fencing and tracking systems to combat crime. The delegation praised these efforts and envisioned collaborations between Sindh Police and NYPD in addressing street crime, drug trafficking, and auto theft.

As a gesture of cooperation, NYPD officers presented IG Sindh with badges and souvenirs. Both parties agreed to appoint focal points for facilitating collaboration and exploring joint training and capacity-building initiatives.

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