Attorney General informs SC federal govt to devise plan for Karachi peace

KARACHI: Attorney General of Pakistan Munir A Malik on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that federal government would devise concrete plan to resolve the law and order situation in Karachi and state would use its full might to deal with miscreants.

Attorney general of Pakistan submitted a report regarding law and order situation in Karachi in Supreme Court, which stated that in view of serious law and order situation in the city prime minister had desired to hold the meeting which will be attended by director general of intelligence agencies and other high officials to review the situation prevailing in Karachi.

Report said that federal government will discharge its responsibility in terms of article 148 of the constitution and all assistance will be provided to the provincial government to check its internal disturbance. Targeted operations as suggested by the court will be launched against the criminals.

Report submitted that keeping in view the sensitivity of situation of city a national crisis management cell NCMC made functional in the city, to manage the coordination of local authorities and NCMC in Islamabad. National Alien Registration Authority NARA has been directed to gear up its efforts to register aliens so that their activities could be watched.

Report further stated that Karachi was facing multi dimensional threats of terrorism, sectarian and ethnic killings and those threats compounded due to rapid increase in city’s population. Crimes like drugs, smuggling, extortion and possession of illegal weapons, land grabbing have become routine in Karachi.

It said that rangers and police need to increase manpower for deployments and rotation I disturbed areas and Coordination of intelligence agencies with the police is needed.