Sunday, June 13, 2010

Home dept reviews verification of private security companies

Home dept reviews verification of private security companies

KARACHI - Sindh Home Department held a meeting and reviewed the procedure of verification of security guards employed by the private security guards, The Nation learnt on Sunday.

The meeting was attended by Rubina Asif, deputy secretary of home department, Muneer Ahmed, chairman All Pakistan Security Agencies Association (APSAA), Col (r) Tauqeer-ul-Islam member APSAA, Muffasir A. Malik member APSAA, SSP Athar Rasheed Butt, City Police.

It was asked in the meeting that as soon as the verification cell of police is established, APSAA would submit the verification requests received by them from the private security companies to the SSP office. Moreover, a specimen of the verification form was approved which every company would print with its company logo under signatures of its operating officer of APSAA.

All private companies are directed through APSAA to construct a proper strong room within a period of 30 days.

After the expiry of 30 days with effect from 20th January, a team of home department along with the area town police officer and representative of APSAA will conduct inspection of each private security company and penalize under section 10 of the Sindh Police Security Companies (Regulation and Control) Ordinance 2000 in case of violation.

It was also decided in the meeting that all private security companies would bound to get the CNICs verification of their guards through NADRA.

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