KARACHI - Sindh government has lifted the arms license quota and directed for the issuance of unlimited licenses to the people. It is pertinent to mention here that Sindh government has issued more than 85,000 licenses in last five years and mostly had been issued to the citizens of Karachi. According to the report, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza has sent the summary to the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah in this regard. The CM approved the recommendations and directed the authorities concerned to issue licenses without any quota. Earlier, Sindh home department had fixed quota of 200 licenses for each district and same rule applied throughout the province. Home Secretary Sindh Arif Khan was not available for comment. Meanwhile, police and Rangers have been put on high alert following the reports of Taliban's set up, The Nation has learnt here on Monday. Security on sensitive places and monitoring of some specific areas has been started to halt the upcoming threat of terrorism. Source closed privy to the matter on condition of anonymity told that Taliban had started exercises and contacted the activists of banned organisations. He said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had also established their covert offices in various parts of the City for recruitment purposes. He claimed that intelligence agency has intimated the departments concerned about establishing new offices of the TTP. They mentioned TTP's offices setup at Hawksbay and Mominabad and also believed that some other offices were also established at Banaras, Quaidabad and Sohrab Goth areas where the functioning of TTP has been underway. It has also been learnt that Talibans figured out locations and also developing strategies to counter the existing forces. TTP spokesman Maulvi Umar when contacted by The Nation said that they had strong strength in Karachi. He said that the MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who assumes himself as "King of Karachi," should not underestimate the power of Talibans. "Taliban can conquer Karachi whenever they want and soon that moment will come," he added. On the other hand Altaf have been asked to their workers to be on alert to counter the Talibans in Karachi. Source privy to the matter told The Nation that Provincial Police Officer Salahuddin Babar Khattak has made the police on high alert for indefinite time period. While an intelligence agency has said that there is a possibility of attacks in some sensitive places included Governor House, Chief Minister House and Civic Centre office of City Nazim Karachi and some other town offices of CDGK have also been declared sensitive. War of words between the MQM and TTP has been going on since long while it is believed that the confrontation between the extremists and liberal forces would be possible in near future.