LAHORE – PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has demanded stringent measures against the elements playing with the lives of innocent people in Karachi.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, Nawaz Sharif said that the entire nation is shocked and perturbed over the increasing incidents of bloodshed in Karachi. He said although all political parties elected from Karachi are a part of federal and provincial governments yet they have completely failed to maintain peace in Karachi.

Nawaz demanded the federal government to utilise its full force and resources to crush those playing with the lives of innocent people in Karachi and restore a peaceful and safe environment in the city. Nawaz said that it is the responsibility of all to save the city of lights from killings and lawlessness He also appealed to all political parties, religious organisations, ulema, intellectuals, media and civil society to play their due role for restoring peace in Karachi.

Nawaz also prayed for the departed souls of those innocent people who lost their lives in the recent incidents in Karachi and expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.