KARACHI (APS)Dec 7,2015 – Expressing confidence over results achieved from Karachi operation, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said the operation is indiscriminate and apolitical and therefore will continue, APS News reported.
Talking to the law and order meeting in Karachi, General Sharif said Karachi’s security has improved as result of countless sacrifices and turning back cannot be permitted now.
According to sources, the Army Chief said in the meeting that Karachi operation will continue indiscriminately and apolitically. He said Karachi’s security situation has improved considerably.
General Sharif said that this operation is against terrorists and those who support and finance it. He said the provincial and federal governments have to increase cooperation in the operation for it to succeed.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday bickered over the scope of Karachi operation.
According to details, some complaints were also echoed in the high level meeting on law and order situation chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The interior minister and CM Sindh quarreled over the jurisdiction and scope of Rangers’ raids and Karachi operation.
The sources said that Ch Nisar complained saying that Sindh government has pledged to extend the Rangers’ authority but still delays it every time. He said the government has been pushing for extension of the operation’s scope to interior Sindh.
He said there are terrorists in interior Sindh as well and yet the jurisdiction hasn’t been widened. CM Sindh also counter-complained saying FIA raided an office of Sindh government and took key files from there.
The federal minister responded by saying that there was a reason for that raid and that he had been informed of this before.