Karachi operation to continue, says govt

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Industries & Commerce Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that targeted operation in Karachi will continue till the elimination of last terrorist and peace will be restored in the city at every cost.

Speaking as chief guest in a conference on Food Safety and Quality here at a local hotel on Tuesday, he said police and Rangers are working against terrorists despite all unfavourable challenges. This he said as a He said that the Ministerial Task Force on consumers’ products and rights and Food Security Council would be established soon.

The minister added, ‘Legal actions will be taken against the companies which violate consumers’ rights and sell substandard products. No one will be allowed to play with the lives and health of common man’. He lauded the role of the industrialists who were running industries in difficult times and serving the nation and the country. Government would provide complete protection to the industrialists. ‘Legislation will be made regarding consumers’ rights in the session of Sindh Assembly, to be held in November’, Minister Industries assured.

He demanded the Federal Government to reduce tariff of electricity, gas and petrol so that the wheel of industry could move on. He said: ‘It is the priority of Sindh government to maintain peace in Karachi; the targeted operation will continue till the eradication of last terrorist.’

Memon said that inquiry has been conducted in corruption of Kotri effluent plant, the scheme was of Rs.68 crores, yet Rs.75 crores had been released but it had not completed so far. All involved in corruption would be brought to task.

On this occasion Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, well known industrialists S.M. Muneer, Mian Zahid, Ex-Minister Khalid Tawab also spoke.

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