ISLAMBAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday decided to constitute a committee to oversee the crackdown on criminal elements in Karachi and also formed a body to listen to the grievances of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
“All the legitimate reservations of MQM will be addressed,” stressed PM Nawaz Sharif during his meeting with a deletion of MQM which called on him here today.
During the meeting MQM expressed its reservations in connection with the ongoing operation against criminals in Karachi.
The delegation reiterated its complaint that the operation in Karachi was only targeting MQM.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the operation was not against any political party rather it is targeting only the criminals and it will continue till all the anti-social elements are crushed.
“Restoration of peace in Karachi and ensuring safety of its citizens are the foremost priorities of the government,” he said.
He said an impartial operation in Karachi is in the interest of all the stakeholders including MQM.
The MQM delegation comprised Dr. Farooq Sattar, Wasim Akhtar, Barrister Saif, Kanwar Naveed Jamil and others.
Earlier, during the federal cabinet’s meeting PM Nawaz Sharif emphasised that the operation in Karachi was only against criminal elements and it was being praised not only by the residents of the metropolis but by everyone.
He said the operation will be carried on without any interruption and that it will yield positive results.