Government Tasks Rangers to Restore Peace in Karachi


KARACHI: Federal government has finally agreed to launch a targeted operation against outlaws including target killers, target killers, crooks, abductors and terrorists in Karachi irrespective of their political affiliations. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the decision taken in special cabinet meeting in a media briefing in Karachi today.

Chaudhry Nisar further added that government has given lead role to the Rangers and Police will be a support fort force in driving crooks and criminals out of city. It was reported in section of media that DG Rangers showed over deep political connections of police personnel and said that department can’t be trusted for sensitive intelligence sharing.

A special cabinet meet was convened at Governor House Karachi to review Karachi law and order situation in the largest metropolis of the Country. Representatives of major political parties participated in the meeting.

Nisar further stated that major political stakeholders participated in the meeting and all of them have opposed the idea of giving administrative control of the city to Pakistan Army. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the largest political party in the city is continuously demanding deployment of army in Karachi claiming that provincial government has completely failed in restoring peace in the city.

Interior minister said that government has taken reservation expressed by DG Rangers very seriously and will resolve all the issues in policy guidelines to be issued by federal government. DG Rangers alleged said that all the political parties have militant wings and arrested criminals are released by police submitting to political pressure. Minister also vowed to chop militant arms of political parties.

Nisar also said that strict monitoring mechanism has also been defined to ensure transparency in the operation. Chief Minister Sindh will head the committee to oversee the whole operation. Chief Minister Committee is required to meet at least on weekly basis.

Another committee headed by DG Rangers is tasked with finalization of operational details is required to meet on daily basis. A third committee comprising representatives from civil society, media and ordinary citizens will also be formed to monitor the targeted action.

The Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh has also been tasked to identify and remove black sheep from the police department.