PM asks PPP, MQM to work to­gether for peace in Karachi

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif to­day (Fri­day) chaired a high-level meet­ing at Gover­nor House to re­view law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in Karachi, me­dia re­ported.

Gover­nor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, Chief Min­is­ter Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Fed­eral Min­is­ters Ishaq Dar, Chaud­hary Nisar Ali Khan, mem­bers of Sindh cabi­net, and heads of law en­forc­ing de­part­ments par­tic­i­patid in the meet­ing.

Dur­ing meet­ing, Sindh Chief Min­is­ter Qaim Ali Shah told the Prime Min­is­ter that swift im­ple­men­ta­tion of Na­tional Ac­tion Plan against ter­ror­ism has com­menced with estab­lish­ment of four com­mit­tees. Scru­tiny process has also started to for­ward ter­ror­ism-re­lat- ed cases to mil­i­tary court.

The Chief Min­is­ter stated that law and or­der sit­u­a­tion has im­proved in the city. Rangers and po­lice have sac­ri­ficed their lives to main­tain law and or­der in Karachi.

The Prime Min­is­ter ex­pressed de­ter­mi­na­tion to to root out ter­ror­ism from the trou­bled me­trop­o­lis.

Giv­ing his re­marks on on­go­ing stand­off be­tween Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM) and Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP), PM Nawaz Sharif said that har­mony be­tween the two par­ties is vi­tal for Karachi`s bet­ter­ment. All the is­sues should be re­solved at the pro­vin­cial level, he added.

Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif also met fam­ily of mur­dered MQM work­ers So­hail Ah­mad, Fraz Alam and Re­han at the Gover­nor House where MQM mem­bers in­clud­ing Qa­mar Man­soor, Babar Ghauri, Fa­rooq Sat­tar and Haider Ab­bas Raza were also present.

Nawaz Sharif ex­pressed con­do­lences with the be­reaved fam­i­lies and as­sured that jus­tice will be pro­vided at any cost. A city of 18 mil­lion peo­ple, Karachi is home to Pak­istan`s main port, stock ex­change and cen­tral bank. And yet it is one of the most vi­o­lent places in the South Asian na­tion, torn apart by eth­nic, po­lit­i­cal and sec­tar­ian ten­sions and gang­land ri­val­ries. Karachi gen­er­ates 25 per­cent of Pak­istan s econ­omy and presents a ma­jor chal­lenge to Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif as he tries to bring law and or­der to the chaotic fi­nan­cial hub.

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