Policeman allows bus operation from Korangi amid lockdown

KARACHI: A police officer alleged pocketed large amounts of money to allow the resumption of public transportation from Korangi industrial area amid lockdown restrictions, it has been revealed.
Earlier it had been reported that several public inter-city buses were being operated from Korangi to other parts of the country. Warraich Coach operated three buses while Gujar Coach operated several buses despite the lockdown restrictions.
It has now been revealed that the Head Mohrar of Korangi named Gul Wali was involved in permitting the resumption of bus services. Sources revealed SHO Korangi is unaware of the development while Gul Wali is now involved in the bus operation.
The Gujar Coach operates just a few steps away from the police station in Korangi industrial area. The Head Mohrar has reportedly taken the entire area under his control and reached a settlement for Rs15,000 with the bus operators.
The policeman was forced to return the amount after intervention of the SHO and the matter was resolved with the bus stand in-charge named Tariq while the passengers were allowed to go home.
Gul Wali has reportedly been receiving a payment of Rs10,000 for allowing every bus to move from the area, while three buses are being allowed daily. No action has been taken against the police officers or their accomplices at the police station.
The Sindh government on Wednesday allowed the resumption of inter-city public transportation and local buses in the city. However, bus operators have been warned to comply with SOPs and other safety precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 
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