KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, left here Friday afternoon for performing Umrah.
A spokesman said here that before flying for Saudi Arabia he held an important meeting at CM House to discuss some important issues such as recovery of Awais Shah, arrest of Amjad Sabri’s killers and maintain law and order and improve municipal services.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Siddique Memon, IGP A.D. Khwaja, Commissioner Karachi and other relevant officers.
The Chief Minister said that the two serious incidents, the kidnapping of Barrister Awais Shah and killing of Amjad Sabri have become a big challenge for the government.
“I don’t have doubt in the performance of our Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) – they are professional and have shown their performance by restoring peace in this city where terrorists, mafias and gangs had started swaying,” he said.
He said, “with our political will and commitment almost all the mafias have been wiped out, terrorists are made on their toes.”
The faded glories of this city started restoring- public confidence developed in government and LEAs. People who had confined themselves and their families within the four walls of their homes started coming out for recreation, picnics, and feasts. Art and musical activities kept thriving.
He went on saying “it was my dream to provide peaceful atmosphere to the people of this city which had bleed profusely for long years.
Thanks to Almighty Allah and unforgettable sacrificing of our LEAs my dream came true.
“All of sudden the son chief justice was kidnapped and within next two days a melodious qawaali singer killed in target – all my dreams which had turned into reality shattered and my heart started crying,” Syed Qaim Ali Shah said and added “but the power of public mandate and their support has encouraged me and I have full confidence in my forces and shortly both the cases would be resolved,” he hoped.
He urged the IGP A.D. Khwaja to ensure proper security in all the markets, bus stands, railways station and such other important position and keep close coordination with all the agencies for intelligence sharing. “I am sure you (IGP) would give me good news of working out both the cases, Awais Shah and Sabri, in Saudi Arabia where I’ll pray for you (LEAs) and for the people of Sindh and Pakistan,” he said.
The Chief Minister also directed the Chief Secretary Siddique Memon to keep proper monitoring of cleansing of nalas, pumping out of rain water and proper cleanliness work.
He directed Commissioner Karachi Aijaaz Ali Khan and Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed to ensure delivery of free water tankers service and also coordinate with KE to have mercy on poor people of this city. “KE has earned a lot of money from this city- if they sustained some minor losses in some slum and poverty-stricken areas of this city it would not matter for them,” he said and urged KE to own this city and be `friends of Karachiites’ and contribute in the peace efforts of the government.
He extended `Jumatul Wida’ greetings to the officers present in the meeting. The participants of the meeting also prayed for him also.
The Chief Minister after performing Umrah will back here on July 5. -APP