KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the government was committed to Karachi operation for the sake of sustainable peace and security in the mega city.
“There was a consensus that a major operation was needed and it has achieved successes during the last 27 months since its inception,” he said while addressing a high-level meeting in Karachi to review law and order situation there.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Director General ISI Lieutenant-General Rizwan Akhtar, DG Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa, DG Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan, Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Siddique Memon, IG Police Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali, DG Rangers Sindh Maj Gen Bilal Akbar, Home Secretary Sindh and senior officials were also present in the meeting.
He said the operation should have been launched six/ seven years back as business community of the world was shy of visiting Karachi because of precarious security situation.
Nawaz Sharif said now the operation had restored confidence of businessmen from abroad.
He said the federal government had been extending necessary cooperation to Sindh government, Rangers and intelligence agencies in addressing the security situation in Karachi.
He appreciated the role played by Rangers, intelligence and other agencies in this regard. PM Nawaz said there would be no compromise on the law and order situation of Karachi.
Earlier, on arrival in Karachi, he was received by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other senior officials at the airport.