KARACHI–General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Monday expressed the need to empower the police as apolitical and effective force, saying postings and transfers in the department should be made without any political interference after approval of the apex committee.
Speaking during the Provincial Apex Committee in Karachi, Gen. Sharif said the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi should be continued without discrimination against all criminals irrespective of ethnic, political, religious and sectarian affinity.
The COAS said that Karachi played a great role in the country’s economy, adding peace in Karachi means prosperity for the entire country. He said that meaningful efforts were needed to ensure peace in the city, according to DG ISPR’s tweet on social media.
Gen. Sharif said that the Rangers’s operation in Karachi created an environment for sustained peace and stability. He said that political consensus and follow up were must to capitalize space created for enduring peace.
Crimes should be dealt as apolitical, he said and added, broad-based consensus and harmony were must to capitalize gains in the operation. He said that better coordination between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and the intelligence agencies was must.