KARACHI- The military and civilian leadership reviewed Karachi’s law-and-order situation at a high-level meeting in the metropolis, as key decisions were taken with regard to the ongoing operation today.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in the city earlier today, presidied over the meeting at Governor House. Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, heads of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, Corps Commander Karachi, Director General Rangers and Inspector General of Police Sindh were briefing the meeting. Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were also present.
This is the first time that Army Chief is attending such a high-level meeting with civilian leadership on the issue of unrest in Karachi. On the invitation of Prime Minister, former President Asif Ali Zardari, MQM representatives and ANP leader Shahi Syed also arrived at the Governor House to join the meeting. Sources said, the premier was briefed about progress in ongoing targeted operation carried out by police and Rangers. “They are likely to give a new direction to this operation. We are expecting some key decisions which may bring relief for the citizens,” sources said.
According to Private TV, the high-ups were discussing a 10-point agenda. The civilian and military leadership will discuss effectiveness and progress of the operation. The meeting reviewed how many criminals were arrested and how many of them were sentenced by courts, how many no-go areas were eliminated. The agencies will share their information about banned outfit members and high-profile terrorists arrested by the law-enforcing agencies, reports said.