No need for whole scale operation in Karachi: Ch. Nisar Ali KhanAugust 28, 2013
Islamabad: The Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that there is no need for whole scale operation in Karachi as a number of target killers‚ extortionists and criminals has already been identified.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday Interior Minister said that next meeting of the Federal Cabinet would be held in Karachi where blueprint of the proposed operation would be discussed.
He said that Sindh Governor‚ Chief Minister and heads of intelligence and law enforcing agencies would be invited to the Cabinet meeting.
He said that Government would be proposing that law and order being the provincial subject‚ the Chief Minister of the province should act as captain of the team and all federal agencies and resources would be put at his disposal to ensure success of the operation.
He said that a committee consisting of representatives of major political parties having presence in Karachi and known media and business figures is proposed to be formed to oversee the operation so that no one could raise an accusing finger towards transparency and fairness of the operation.
He said action would be taken by civil armed forces and police against those elements against whom evidence is available and once action is initiated no one would be spared irrespective of his political affiliation.
He said that intelligence reports suggested that majority of target killers‚ extortionists and criminals have political affiliations and situation in Karachi would improve only if we rise above party interests and political expediencies.
About MQM’s demand for handing over of Karachi to Army‚ the Interior Minister said he understands MQM’s concern that time has come to take firm action against criminals in Karachi but handing over of the city to army would not be in the interest of both the army and people of Karachi.
He said the Federal Government would present a detailed plan before the cabinet meeting in Karachi but it is willing to modify it or replace it with another one if reasonably proposed by the provincial government.