KARACHI - Sindh Rangers has conveyed its reservations to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah over presence of Sohail Anwer Siyal as Home Minister and demanded the chief minister to remove him as it could harm the working relationship with the provincial government.

According to sources, this message was conveyed by the Director General Rangers Sindh in a separate meeting with the chief minister at the chief minister House.

The DG Rangers also demanded to handover the brother of home minister, Tariq Siyal and Asad Kharal, who was able to escape from the scene two days back in Larkana.

This demand was made after the supporters of the home minister led by his brother created hindrance in arrests of a person Asad Kharal by the paramilitary force in Larkana two days ago.

The PPP men also made the security team hostage which was later rescued by the Rangers personnel.

However, the official version of the law and order meeting chaired by the chief minister Sindh and attended by the DG Rangers said that the chief minister had contradicted the rumours of change in Sindh cabinet.

The sources in the provincial government, however, said that the chief minister had assured the DG Rangers to pacify the issue and take action against the culprits through proper law procedure without assuring any move to make changes in the cabinet.

The chief minister Sindh on Saturday presided over a law and order meeting at the CM House. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Syed Murad Shah, Sohail Anwar Siyal, Syed Nasir Shah and Dr Qayoom Soomro while the IG Sindh and DG Rangers also participated in it.

The handout issued after the meeting stated that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the safe recovery of barrister Awais Shah and arrest of Amjad Sabri's killers are a big challenges for the government. Therefore, Rangers and police in coordination with other agencies have to work out these both the cases.

Major General Bilal Akbar briefed the chief minister on targeted operation and so far progress made in the cases of Awais Shah and Amjad Sabri murder cases. IG Police Amjad Sabri told the chief minister that some arrests have been made in Amjad Sabri case in which important clues to reach the killers has been achieved.

He added that all the law enforcing agencies are working in close coordination for safe and sound recovery of Awais Shah.

The chief minister directed his special assistant on religious affairs Dr Qayoom Soomro to form district peace committees in all the districts and activate them where are already constituted.

Sindh Chief minister directed the DG Rangers and IGP to take necessary measures to work out both the cases of Awais Shah and Amjad Sabri .

Two target killers arrested

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh police claimed to have apprehended two workers of the political party, one of the suspects arrested has been involved in over two dozen cases of target killings including the murderous attack on former Karachi police chief.

The suspects were identified as Shakir Ali aka Mamu and Rizwan aka Sukkar Wala. Their arrests were made during a press conference held by CTD DSP Khalid Awan at his office on Saturday evening.

CTD official said that Rizwan was arrested on the information provided by the Shakir who is affiliated with a political party and was an employee at Water Board and has been involved in donation’s collection and disrupting law and order situation during strikes, adding that the CTD officials arrested Rizwan during a raid in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

“Rizwan has been involved in number of cases of crime including attacks and killings of police,” the officer explained. “The suspect involved in criminal activities since 1995 and wanted to the police, particularly to the police stations of district west including Pak Colony, Orangi Town and Mominabad.”

CTD DSP Awan further said that the accused so far revealed his involvement in nearly 26 cases of target killings including the murderous attack on former Karachi police chief Shahid Hayyat in 1995 in Orangi Town when he was serving in the police department as superintendent of police (SP) and currently posted as director FIA Karachi.

In the attack, Hayyat was injured while two of his police guards lost their lives. Besides police killings, the accused has also been involved in target killings of rival political party Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi’s workers.

CTD officials also claimed to have recovered arms and ammunitions from his possession. The cases against him were registered while further investigation was underway.

Separately, District Central police also claim to have arrested a notorious target killer-cum-extortionist during a raid in Federal B Industrial Area. The accused was identified as Ziarat Gul, son of Anar Gul.

Federal B Industrial Area SHO inspector Naeem Khan said that the accused arrested has been involved in various cases of murder, robbery and extortion. “He was wanted to police of various police stations of a city. Even he was wanted to the CTD police in various cases,” claimed SHO Naeem Khan. “He was also declared absconder in various cases.” The case has been registered and further investigation was underway.