KARACHI - Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here at the CM House on Friday.

They discussed issues pertaining to National Action Plan (NAP) and operation against terrorists. They also discussed the decisions taken in the apex committee to further tighten noose around the terrorists. The chief minister said by implementing the apex committee decisions, he had approved establishment of 10 more Anti-Terrorism Court (ATCs) in Karachi and the interior minister has also been requested to direct the wireless broadband companies to register their customers through biometric system.

The Corps Commander expressed satisfaction on implementation of the apex committee decisions, saying with the strengthening of prosecution system, the terrorists would not be able to get away. The CM reaffirmed his commitment for proper implementation of the NAP and continuity of operation against terrorists without any hindrance.

Moreover, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah called on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House on Friday. The chief minister discussed the party matters and socio-political issues with the chairman.

JAPANESE OUTGOING ENVOY CALLS ON CM

The outgoing Ambassador of Japan, Mr Hiroshi Inomata called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here at the CM House on Friday. He thanked the CM for his support and cooperation during his tenure in Pakistan. The ambassador has completed his tenure in Pakistan and it was his farewell call on the chief minister. Qaim appreciated the services of the ambassador and his support for Japanese investment in Sindh. He wished the envoy best of luck for his future assignment.

Moreover, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked Qaim to launch “Nutrition Drive” across the province to address the issue of malnutrition in women and children especially in the remote population of Thar, Kachho and Kohistan. Qaim briefed Bilawal about the law and order situation and the ongoing and completed development projects in the province. Bilawal said all departments should switch to e-governance soon. He also urged fortifying the efficient performance of education and health departments.

Meanwhile, Bilawal on Friday condemned what he called the ‘highhandedness’ of Punjab administration of ‘snatching’ the mandate of PPP in South Punjab. He warned the PML-N that options would be open if PPP’s mandate was not accepted.

The PPP chairman was talking over telephone to Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, president PPP South Punjab. Mehmood complained that police, administration and Punjab government have launched a revenge campaign against the party chairmen and other elected local government representatives.

“The Punjab regime is forcing our elected chairmen and councilors to resign in a bid to deprive PPP of its majority in the local councils,” Makhdoom informed Bilawal. “Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took strong notice of the intimidation and exhorted the workers and leaders to stand up against the PML-N’s tactics,” the statement said.