Nisar for joint political efforts to give Karachi peace

Karachi: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here Monday said to give Karachi peace all political stakeholders have to play their due role, adding Karachi problem could not be left unattended as disturbance in Karachi affects whole Pakistan.

Talking to media at the Jinnah International Airport, he said the issues related to Karachi could not be left in willy-nilly manner, as they caste negative shadow on whole country. He regretted more than a month has passed since the new provincial government has taken charge but the things are yet to be improved. He said he does not know how is talking about slapping the governor’s rule, but the matters of the province could not be left unattended.

He said he has come to Karachi on the instructions of the prime minister to meet Sindh chief minister, governor and heads of federal security agencies to discuss the matters related to Karachi. He said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PMLN candidate for the presidency would be finalized in a couple of days. He said he would also call on Pakistan Muslim League-Functional PMLF head Pir Sahib Pagara and discuss the matter of presidential candidate with him.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan later visited the Governor House and held a long meeting with Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan. He also conveyed good wishes for MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

Both the leaders discussed the law and order issue of Sindh, particularly Karachi threadbare. They agreed that all available resources would be utilized to improve law and order in Karachi. They said all political forces have also to play their due role for the peace of Karachi and it would caste positive effects on the city as well as the province.

The meeting was told that a foolproof security system for Karachi was being devised so as to restore the confidence of industrialists and investors. The federal government would fully assist the provincial government of Sindh in improving security situation. It was decided to take stern steps against lawbreakers without giving consideration to pressure or vested interest. The law enforcing agencies were asked to ensure foolproof security in whole Sindh during the month of Ramdan, and also on the Eidul Fitr.

It was decided to properly equip the law enforcing agencies fighting criminals in Karachi. In this regard the special security unit of the police would get 185 pickups and 200 motorcycles.

The interior minister told the meeting that the federal government has given Sindh police a GSM locator, costing Rs140million to located suspicious cell phone calls.

Meanwhile, Chaudhry Nisar called on PMLF head Pir Sahib Pagara, Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II, and discussed with him the matters related to mutual interest including the coming presidential elections. He said PMLF would be fully consulted before finalizing the PMLN candidate.

Both the leaders also discussed prevailing political situation in Sindh and agreed that a broadbased political consensus in a must to improve it.

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