ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday told MQM that the Karachi operation was not against any particular party or group as the law-enforcement agencies had been directed to target terrorists and criminals across the board to rid the people of this menace.

“The operation in Karachi was started with the consensus of all the parties and would continue till the elimination of all criminals and terrorists in the city,” said the prime minister at a meeting with a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), at the PM House.

The PM said the people of Karachi had already suffered a lot and it was the moral obligation of all political parties to make sincere efforts to restore peace and stability in the metropolitan city.

“PML-N does not believe in the policy of confrontation. We have struggled for the restoration of democracy and the rule of law after learning a lot from the past. We have faced extremely difficult times but did not compromise on principles,” he said. Sources said the MQM lawmakers raised concerns about the killing of hundreds of their workers in the Karachi operation. They also offered a joint strategy against PTI which had strongly criticised MQM chief Altaf Hussain in previous days.

The delegation comprised MNAs Farooq Sattar, Abdul Rashid Godail and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. Federal Information Ministers Pervaiz Rashid, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Political Secretary to PM Asif Kirmani were present at the meeting.

Imran Khan exposed: MQM

Agencies add: Senior MQM leader Nadeem Nusrat said that the PTI chief Imran Khan has been exposed now.

In a statement issued from London Secretariat, Nadeem Nusrat said that Imran’s real face has come into open despite his continuous denial from his crimes. He said that the PTI chief had to answer all the allegations.

He said the PTI besieged the federal capital illegally for months, which also cost the country billions of dollars. He said that he kept trying to derail the democratic process in the country.

He referred to different international newspapers and other sources that the PTI’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has totally failed to deliver what they had promised.