KARACHI: (APS) – Political and military leadership has decided to continue and expedite the targeted operation in Karachi. Steps will be taken to eradicate extortion, Fitra and financial help to the terrorists at all levels and aides and facilitators of the terrorists will also be taken to the task. Action will also be taken against the seminaries promoting extremism and terrorism, reported APS News.
In a meeting of the Sindh Apex Committee headed by the Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, it has been decided that those providing financial assistance or facilitation at any level to the terrorists will be targeted. It was also decided in the meeting that steps will be taken to permanently end terrorism from Karachi.
A report was presented before the Apex Committee about the seminaries in Sindh according to which more than 40 seminaries in Sindh have links with terrorists while more than 150 unregistered seminaries have been sealed. Out of the 40 seminaries having links with the terrorists, 24 are situated in Karachi while the other 20 are located in various cities of the province.
Information Minister Sindh Sharjeel Memon told that action will be taken against the seminaries promoting terrorism. He said that the police and Rangers have been given a free hand by the government. “We are not going to end the operation on the basis of ‘all is well’ reports”, he added. He said that the Rangers and police do not need written approval for the action. “If the terrorist is sitting at Nine-Zero or any other place, police and Rangers can take the action without prior notice”, he said.
Sharjeel Memon said that a task force has been set up in the Apex Committee under the headship of Home Secretary. “Will tighten the grip on the foreign agents as well”, he said. Memon said that crime rate in Sindh has dropped after the operation compared to the other provinces.