Industrialists in Site area have chalked out a Rs100 million security plan under which check-posts would be set up and barriers and surveillance camera system would be installed, besides setting up a control room for effective monitoring of the security measures.
Dr Arshad A Vohra, Chairman, SITE Association of Industry placed the proposal before a gathering of industrialists on Wednesday to which all members agreed.
Under the plan, guards would be posted at the checkposts and barriers. The Sindhgovernor and CPLC chief have also assured provision of police force.The security plan would ensure an effective check on entry and exit points of the area.
The entire plan will cost Rs100 million and would start functioning within one month. The major issue before the meeting was to deal with law and order situation in Karachi as three of association`s members have been shot dead only for a mobile phone.
He said the self security plan had been finalised after government`s failure to check dacoities, harassment, extortion, looting of goods loaded trucks, and other street crimes. He said that industrialists are capable enough to secure their lives and factories from criminals carrying out these crimes.`To achieve this target, we have to join hands.
He claimed that the safety plan and measures taken would be under legal umbrella.
According to Site`s press release, M. Zubair Motiwala, Chairman Sindh Board of Investment and former President KCCI and Chairman of S.LT.E. Association of Industry, endorsing the security plan stated that businessmen have no other option, as LEAs have miserably failed to provide protection.
`At least the deterrence for road crimes is must and we must join hands irrespective of reluctance, if any, of monetary aspect.Ahmed Chinoy, Chief CPLC, fully supported the plan, terming it a practical plan.
Siraj Kassam Teli, leader of BMG, and former President of KCCI said: `we will not sit quite and become silent victims of this kind of lawlessness prevailing in one of the most oldest and biggest industrial area of Pakistan.
It was further decided that if the supply of gas with proper pressure is not provided to the SITE Industrial Area within a week, the industrialists would be constrained to stage a sit-in in front of the head office of SSGC.