KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon Friday said that the targeted operation in the city is not against any particular party or group but against criminals, terrorists and extortionists.
He was talking to journalists at Sindh Assembly here. “We have given free hand to police and rangers to carry out targeted operation. Raids were also conducted in Lyari though it is the stronghold of PPP but we did not interfere for sake of peace and tranquility,” he said.
He said that the government has given complete free hand to law enforcing agencies to carry out their targeted action in the city to produce better results.
He said that the police have arrested the killers of PTI leader Zehra Shahid, and added that the efforts of police and rangers must be appreciated.
Replying to a question the Minister said that the operation is not against Muttahida or any other party.”Our leadership of the area has serious reservations on raids in Lyari but what is dear to us is peace in the city”, he said
To another question, he said that on the directives of PPP Chief Asif Ali Zardari dialogue was held with MQM leaders to redress their grievance.
Sharjeel Memon urged the PTI and PAT leadership to demonstrate political maturity and end their sit-ins in the national interest.
To another question he said that Sindh Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution against the division of Sindh.