KARACHI - Sindh Rangers Director General Bilal Akber has appealed to the citizens of Karachi not to give any extortion and donation to anyone.

In a statement, Rangers said Sindh Rangers DG Bilal Akber said that citizens should avoid giving any sort of extortion and donation to any terrorist groups and informed ranger about any such development.

The DG explained that terrorist groups used the funds to destroy the peace of the city by purchasing arms and ammunition. They have also established their hideouts in different areas. Therefore, the business community and citizens should inform the Rangers on its helpline 1011. He assured that the name of the person would be kept secret.


Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the provincial government is taking measures to provide security to the schools across the province. Private schools will remain open in the wake of religio-political parties’ strike calls, protests and days of mourning.

He was presiding a meeting with Private Schools Association members here on Thursday. Representative of different private schools’ associations including Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui, Khalid Shah, Sharafuzaman and others attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the education department and different association of the private schools are on the same page after the long-standing concern of parents over the closure of schools during strike and protest.

Khuhro said law enforces would effectively deal with all such elements who would try to close the schools forcibly. The political and religious parties are expected to keep this in mind that the educational institutions from now on will be exempted from the protests and strike calls. “The associations for the private schools will not have the discretion to issue a policy statement about schools’ closure in the wake of any strike call or protest announced by the religio-political parties.”

The members of the private schools’ associations, abiding by the government’s policy, ensured implementation of the agreement.

It is pertinent to mention here that distorting law and order situation, perpetual strike calls and days of mourning have developed a concern among the parents and teachers. They began speaking against the increasing trends of schools closure which is affecting the future of students.

Meanwhile, Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has urged political parties particularly MQM, PPP, and ANP to work for achieving permanent peace and progress in Karachi.

Talking to a private news channel, he said Karachi operation was continuing without discrimination to flush out criminals and maintain peace in the city. He said MQM or any other party should avoid blame game and support the operation so that criminals and target killers could be eliminated from Karachi. The minister said the operation was not launched against any political party.