KARACHI: Trader community of Karachi on Saturday took back the ultimate it gave for a strike against extortion mafia after the provincial government held them out security assurances, SAMAA reports.
The decision was taken at a meeting of traders’ representative body, Karachi Tajir Ittehad, with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah today.
In the meeting, Shah expressed concern over increased killings, kidnappings and money extortion from the trader community of the city. He assured the traders of full security, saying the extortionists, robbers and other criminals would be arrested soon.
Later, Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Memon, told reports that two anti-extortion cells would be set up in Chief Minister House and IG Sindh’s office each to file complaints and keep the traders in-touch with the CM on hotline.
He said families of traders killed by the extortion mafia would be compensated while selected businessmen might get arms weapons on priority basis.
Sharjeel Memon, D.G Rangers, I.G police and other important people attended the meeting wherein Chairman of Karachi Traders Association, Atiq Meer, led the traders’ delegation. -- SAMAA