KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the police and rangers have laid unforgettable sacrifices for restoration of peace in Karachi.
“All the political parties, had unanimously agreed in presence of civil and military leadership to weed out terrorists, criminals and outlaws from the country in general and from the city of Karachi in Particular, said a statement issued here Wednesday. ” When peace has returned to the city an unconstitutional demand for deployment of NATO and UN forces in Karachi has been made”. This is an injustice with the people of this city, with the Law Enforcing Agencies and with the commitment we had made with our people”, Chief Minister remakred.
He said that the terrorists, criminals and mafias had established their sway in this city of lights. The Heinous crimes such as terrorism, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion were on the rise and had caused capital flight and forced the people to be confined to their homes in the evening.
The Chief Minister further said that COAS General Raheel Sharif taking personal interest held a number of meetings in Karachi and developed a coordinated working relationship among different secret agencies, enhanced the morale of law enforcing agencies and extended special support to the provincial government.
“Sindh government on its part substantially increased the salaries of police men, equipped them with latest gadgets and specialized training.
Referring to the speech of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in which he demanded deployment of NATO and UN forces in Karachi, he said “this is extremely unacceptable, unwarranted and unconstitutional.
He said Urdu speaking living in Sindh are Sindhis. “No excuse should be taken in their name to invite any other country and no any other country has any right to interfere in the internal affairs of Pakistan.
The chief minister categorical said that the targeted operation is not against any political party, group or leader but it is only and only against terrorists, criminals and outlaws.
“With the joint efforts of Sindh police, Rangers, LEWs and with the backing of Pakistan army we have controlled the crimes substantially,” he reminded, Qaim Ali Shah said.
“We would not tolerate if any attempt is made to make the targeted operation controversial and the demand made against the sovereignty of the country,” the chief minister categorically said.