Neighbouring countries, TTP behind deteriorating situation in Karachi, NA told

Islamabad: Minister of State for Interior Imtiaz Safdar Warraich has said that neighbouring countries and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan are behind the deteriorating situation in Karachi.

Responding to a call attention notice in the National Assembly Tuesday, he said that the terrorists who met defeat in Swat are taking shelter in Karachi and perpetrating nefarious activities to avenge their defeat.

He said the law enforcement agencies including police are alive to the situation and playing their role for protection of lives and properties of the people.

The Minister of State said that strict action has been taken against persons involved in illegal supply of explosives in the provincial metropolis.

He said 61 people were arrested last year and 31 this year in Karachi, recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.

To a question, the Minister of State for Interior said that primarily locally manufactured explosive material is being used in the terrorist activities in Karachi.