ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked the DG Rangers Sindh to raise the scope and level of on-going targeted operation in Karachi with improved coordination between Rangers, Sindh Police and provincial government

DG Rangers Sindh Major General Rizwan Akhtar Wednesday called on Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The meeting discussed overall security situation in Sindh province with particular reference to ongoing operation in Karachi.

The minister expressed his satisfaction on the commitment of civil armed forces in fighting terrorism and crime in Karachi. He said that the operation in Karachi was heading in the right direction and it was the right time to raise its level and scope.  He said that momentum gained over last few months must not be allowed to wane or diminish. The targeted operation in Karachi has the support of all the peace loving people of Karachi and we must live up to their expectations, he added.

The minister said that improved coordination between Rangers, Police and provincial government would go a long way in establishing durable peace in Karachi. He said the federal government was well aware of the requirements of civil armed forces especially Sindh Rangers and would provide all the necessary resources to further enhance their capacity. The DG Rangers briefed the minister about the ongoing operation in Karachi and the administrative and strategic challenges the force is facing in this regard.



Staff Reporter from Karachi adds: Pakistan Rangers Sindh Director General Major General Rizwan Akhtar has taken serious notice of double cabin vehicles, with armed persons brandishing weapons in civvies, on the streets of Karachi, harassing the common citizens.

It is advised to all such individuals roaming in SUVs and brandishing weapons that a deadline has been set and after 7:00pm today a crackdown will start. To avoid undesired situation, citizens should avoid getting involved in any such activity otherwise law will take its course against the violators.

Earlier, the DG Rangers met with Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Hotiana at his office. During the meeting, they discussed law and order situation. The DG apprised the chief secretary regarding the achievements in the ongoing operation.

The requirements of LEAs were also discussed and the chief secretary assured to do the needful.

Hotiana advised home secretary Niaz Ali Abbasi to strengthen liaison with all the relevant departments for extending cooperation with the LEAs as per rules and government policy. Rizwan Akhtar said the newly-posted police officers were being consulted for effective association in improving law and order situation. He emphasised upon the need-based cooperation. Hotiyana assured possible cooperation from their side for restoring peace and hoped that the province including Karachi would become peaceful soon.