ISLAMABAD: Chairing a meeting with heads of various civil law enforcement agencies at his ministry on Monday, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the Karachi operation will meet its logical end.
Briefing the minister on the situation in Karachi, Sindh Rangers Director General (DG) Major General Bilal Akbar said his force was effectively undertaking measures against criminal elements in Karachi, which has resulted in a significant drop in the city’s crime rate.
In his remarks on Karachi’s situation, the interior minister said the operation in the metropolis was a battle between the criminal elements and the peaceful citizens of the city, adding that the cleansing will continue till it reaches a logical conclusion.
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Nisar called for greater coordination among the civil armed forces, intelligence agencies and security agencies of the country in order to overcome security challenges in Pakistan.
During the meeting, Nisar directed heads of all forces to chalk out a comprehensive framework so as to meet present as well as future challenges Pakistan will face. He told all officials that their responsibilities are bound to multiply manifold and that they must ensure Pakistan’s internal and external security is intact.
The interior minister reiterated his call that policy guidelines regarding interaction with the foreigners, direct invitations for foreign trips, and media statements on policy matters be observed at all levels.
Nisar said the interior ministry will continue supporting the civil armed forces in every possible way. He said he was aware of the financial constraints facing the forces and had always pleaded their case with the government.
“I have always considered expenditures on security as an investment. This year alone the government has allocated Rs30 billion for raising 28 wings of the civil armed forces,” Nisar said.
Apart from the Sindh Rangers chief, the Anti Narcotics Force DG, the inspector general (IG) of Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC), the Punjab Rangers DG and the Karachi Coast Guards chief also briefed the interior minister on their respective performances, problems and suggestions.
Balochistan FC IG Major General Sher Afgun, while briefing the minister, said his force was operating on various fronts in the province including operations against criminal and anti-state elements, border security, security of state properties, and keeping a check on poppy cultivation among other things.
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