PM or­ders fool­proof se­cu­rity dur­ing Muhar­ram

Cab­i­net ex­presses con­cerns over Karachi sit­u­a­tion

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IS­LAM­ABAD

Prime Min­is­ter Raja Pervez Ashraf and the Cab­i­net mem­bers have ex­pressed se­ri­ous con­cerns over the preva­lent vi­o­lent sit­u­a­tion in Karachi.

While chair­ing the Fed­eral Cab­i­net meet­ing here Wed­nes­day, Prime Min­is­ter Raja Pervez Ashraf said that fed­eral gov­ern­ment would ex­tend all pos­si­ble as­sis­tance to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments and di­rected that all pos­si­ble mea­sures be taken for the im­prove­ment of law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in Karachi. The Prime Min­is­ter re­quested the cit­i­zens to keep an eye on sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties of mis­cre­ants and in­form the law en­force­ment agen­cies about any such ac­tiv­ity. He also urged the reli­gious schol­ars to play their role in bring­ing peace to the city. He said the on­go­ing spate of vi­o­lence in Karachi is a mat­ter of se­ri­ous con­cern as mis­cre­ants are try­ing to cre­ate sec­tar­ian strife in Karachi. “We are all mind­ful of the fact that ex­trem­ism, mil­i­tancy, in­tol­er­ance, sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence and ter­ror­ism, have posed a se­ri­ous threat and chal­lenge to our sovereignty, se­cu­rity and na­tional co­he­sion’’, he ob­served.

Prime Min­is­ter said, ‘’We, as a na­tion, have to thwart sin­is­ter de­signs of the ter­ror­ists and the Gov­ern­ment, would play its part in elim­i­nat­ing these el­e­ments’’. Keep­ing in mind the sanc­tity of the Holy month of Muhar­rum-ul-Haraam, the PM di­rected law en­force­ment agen­cies of all the prov­inces to fur­ther beef up se­cu­rity ar­range­ments, keep a vig­i­lant eye and evolve mech­a­nism to main­tain peace and har­mony.

The PM, in his re­marks, con­demned the sui­cide at­tack on Rangers Head­quar­ter in Karachi. The Cab­i­net also ex­pressed deep sor­row and grief over the loss of pre­cious lives in the cow­ardly act of ter­ror­ism. The con­cerned au­thor­i­ties have been di­rected for pro­vi­sion of best med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties for the injured.

Mean­while, Prime Min­is­ter has sum­moned mem­ber of Balochis­tan Assem­bly from PPP in Is­lam­abad amid the per­sist­ing con­sti­tu­tional cri­sis in the prov­ince. Prime Min­is­ter also ob­served that clo­sure of the NRO im­ple­men­ta­tion case has si­lenced those who prop­a­gated clash of in­sti­tu­tions.

PM made these observations dur­ing his meet­ing with law min­is­ter Fa­rooq H Naek who called on the for­mer at the Prime Min­is­ter Secretariat to ap­prise him of the Supreme Court’s pro­ceed­ings in the NRO im­ple­men­ta­tion court case Wed­nes­day. —

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