KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan on Thursday said that law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in order to maintain peace in Karachi are taking action against criminal elements under three categories: terrorism, target killing and kidnapping for ransom.
He expressed these views while taking to the participants of Staff Course of Command and Staff College Quetta, who called on him at Governor House here. He said law enforcement agencies had got important breakthrough during ongoing raids and arrested main accused recovering arms and explosive material.
He informed that arrested criminals belonged to defunct parties and criminals groups. He said raids were conducted while keeping in view that no innocent citizens is harrased during raids. He said the criminal arrested in heinous crimes have already been produced in courts.
He said snap checking is being continued in the city in order clean Karachi from criminal elements, adding we got positive results in this regard.
Governor said that ratio of crime in Sindh is less than other provinces. He said some elements are active in the province to create sectarian and ethnic riots but people are aware about their nefarious designs.
He said some elements have given political color to personal and land disputes in the city. He said there are several issues in Karachi and we are not only depending on police but also taking possible steps to resolve the administrative and political issues.
He said investors are active in different sectors despite some security concerns in the city as they are well aware about the capacity of return on investment in the metropolis.
To a question, Ishratul Ibad said some elements wanted to destabilize the country and economy while creating unrest in the city.
To another question, he said there is no mechanism for political parties to scrutinize the people before they join any party. He said it is positive sign that all political parties are coordinating with police if their worker or office-bearers is arrested in any case.
He said infrastructure of the Karachi could not be developed to cater the needs of growing urban population. He said Lyari Expressway is about to complete, while the work on Karachi Circular Railway, Mass Transit, K-4 project of provision of water and S-IV sewerage project would be started soon, as federal government has already approved these projects.