KARACHI - Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad on Saturday review the law and order situation of Karachi in a high level meeting held to devise a strategy for restoring peace in the city.

Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Hussain Wassan, Principal Secretary Mumtaz-u-Rehman, Additional Chief Secretary Home Sohail Akbar Shah, IGP Mushtaque Shah, AIG Karachi Akhtar Gorchani, Deputy DG Rangers Brig. Muhammad Rafique Khan, Commissioner Karachi Roshan Shaikh, all the Deputy Commissioners of Karachi, DIGs and others attended the meeting.

It has been decided to take indiscriminate action against the criminal elements and also take every possible step for the arrest of target killers.

Ebad asked the DIGs to convene local elders of the areas for effective implementation of the strategy and also called for effective implementation of Code of Conduct by the political parties.

Taking notice of repeated acts of terrorism in certain areas, he directed for strict vigil in these areas.

The meeting decided to take effective measures for security for the banks, ATMs machines and markets besides installing CCTV cameras.

The governor directed reactivating Rapid Response Units at the places lying vacant beneath flyovers and for that he suggested to seek cooperation of KMC, police and rangers. The ambulances, fire brigade, police and rangers should be available at these units.

The Home Minister informed the governor that all the political parties were united on action against criminals and clear instructions have been given to rangers and police to maintain law and order situation.

Meanwhile, MQM chief Altaf Hussain has appealed to the people to keep the lights switched off for one hour on March 31 in connection with the Global Earth Day.

In a message issued on Friday, he said, “It is our national responsibility to protect our country from growing environmental pollution and degradation.”

He said the population of this region was facing different problems including floods due to climate change.

He appealed to the people to come forward and play their due role for protecting the environment.