LAHORE  - Effective intelligence operation based on technical expertise is not only required in Karachi but all over Pakistan. Interrogations from terrorists have revealed that foreign hands including Indians are involved in terrorist activities in the country particularly in Karachi and Quetta. It’s wrong perception that American forces will leave Afghanistan next year because they have not yet achieved all their interests in this region.

These thoughts were shared by Defence Analysts, Columnists and other experts during a conference on the topic of “Syrian situation and security crisis at Karachi” organised by Pakistan Visionary Forum at TECH Society Club Lahore on Sunday.

Air Marshal (r) Shahid Latif, Former ISI Chief Gen. (r) Ziauddin, Former Minister of State Qayyum Nizami, Dr Muhammad Sadiq, Former Auditor General Punjab Jameel Bhatti, Engr. Muhammad Azeem, Engr. Mahmudur Rehman Chughtai, Engr. Mushtaq Ahmed Bhatti, Former Chairman IRSA Shafqat Masood, Col. (retd) Mahmud Shah, Prof. Dr Atiya Sayed, Begum Aleena Tiwana, Col. (retd) Waheed Hamid, Dr Ikram Koshal, Engr. Yaqoob Chaudhry, Tariq Ahmed, Major (retd) Khalid Nasr, Rauf Tahir and Dr Sultan Mehmood talked on the occasion.

Gen. (r) Ziauddin said that security of Karachi could be possible through strengthening and capacity building of police as the Rangers and Army were not trained for operations within own territories. He proposed that services of retired army personnel could be utilised for intelligence operations wherever required. He emphasised that the desired results could be achieved by providing latest weapons, surveillance equipment including cameras, helicopters and special training to the police force besides hiring more personnel.