KARACHI - The Jamaat-e-Islami’s former lawmakers have demanded the government to take immediate notice of the revelation done by the Rangers Director General in connection with NATO containers.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, JI’s ex-lawmakers including Muzaffar Ahmed Hashmi, Laeeq Khan, Nasrullah Khan Shajih, Hameedullah Khan Advocate and Younas Barai expressed deep concern over the DG Rangers’ statement given in the Supreme Court regarding Nato containers. They said the official had informed the apex court that thousands of containers loaded with latest arms and ammunition were not sent to Afghanistan, but instead of returned from Balochistan and KPK and opened in Karachi under the supervision of the then Minister for Ports and Shipping.

The JI former legislators were of the view that the statement of the RG Rangers was quite enough to unveil the reality of the entire law and order situation in Karachi, adding that the said statement was an eye-opener for the government.

“If the present government follows the reconciliation policy of the previous government, then it will prove disastrous not only for Karachi, but for the entire country,” they added.  They further said that all intelligence agencies, national institutions and Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) have already identified the target killers and extortionists in their reports and all such reports unfolded that not ‘unidentified’ but ‘identified’ men are involved in target killings and extortion incidents. They also demanded to make public the reports of fire incidents in Shipping Corporation Building.