Polls to be held on time: Alavi

Karachi: Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh Justice Rtd Zahid Kurban Alavi presided over a high level meeting to review the law and order situation at CM House on Sunday.

The meeting was attended among others by caretaker information minister Noor ul Huda Shah and heads of law enforcement agencies.

Addressing the meeting CM Sindh said that terrorists and anti-state elements want to delay the general elections by creating law and order situation. He expressed his firm commitment to foil the conspiracies and crushing their ill designs, adding that elections would be held on time according to the schedule.

Caretaker CM Sindh said that unpleasant incidents took place near the offices and election camps of different parties. “To stop such attacks and ensuring security and safety across the Sindh especially in Karachi provincial government is taking prompt and urgent measures” he added.

He directed the LEAs to beef up the security surrounding the offices, elections camps and candidates of all the political parties. CM Sindh expressed his firm resolve to provide peaceful and conducive environment to the voters so that they could cast their votes without any fear. He said that terrorist and miscreant elements want to create panic among the people but present government with the help of political parties and people will crush their nefarious designs.

He praised the spirit of patience and harmony shown by heads of various political parties during current situation. He added that political parties continued their support in spite of precarious situation and all the political parties are united to hold elections on time. “Such resolve and firm commitment of parties will defeat the ill designs of the terrorists and anti state elements,” he added.

Earlier Chief Minister was briefed in detail about the present law & order situation by law enforcement agencies. They said that in spite of limited resources and Shortage of personnel all possible measures have been adopted to restore the peace and curb the terrorist activities in the metropolis adding that there would be positive results very soon and law & order situation will improve in few days. He said that in all parties conference APC meeting scheduled on 30th April, the suggestions of the all political parties will be incorporated and further steps will be taken accordingly.

Separately, Chief Minister Alavi decided to return half security squad of Chief Minster House while Caretaker Minister for Information Noor ul Huda Shah has returned his full security so that these police personal could be used for the protection of life and properties of the common people.

Minster for information added that for the restoration of law & orders all possible steps are being taken by provincial government and hoped that the Karachi will be made city of Lights very soon.