According to the details, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan said that Karachi operation would be taken forward in a more effective manner during the next few days. The Minister said that Karachi operation has not only support of Karachiites but the whole nation is backing this operation and all hurdles in the way of its implementation would be removed.
He was discussing Karachi operation with Director-General Rangers Sindh on telephone.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has strongly opposed closure of schools in Punjab and said that psychological war against terrorism is needed to be won.
The Interior Minister addressed a press conference today in the federal capital.
He said that militants aim at pressing an environment of fear by attacking easy targets. The federal minister said that roaming of SIMs which are registered in Afghanistan is not functional in Pakistan. Nisar said that the issue of roaming and SIMs would be raised with the Afghan government.
The federal minister said that he strongly opposes closure of schools and other educational institutions in the country. He lauded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s decision to not shut schools. He said that Punjab government should not find solution in shutting schools due to security reasons.
He further said that institutions in the federal capital would not be shut. Terrorists are enemies of the education process and the provinces must not shut schools, he added.
He asked the critics if they had formed any national action plans (NAP) during their tenures in government.
Some political elements are opposing NAP for wrong reasons, he added. Nisar said that the government is open to hear productive criticism.
The Interior Minister vowed to put facts regarding Maulana Abdul Aziz case before the people. The response has come in after some sections and members of civil society criticised the government for not nabbing the cleric despite apparent Taliban-favouring statements.
The politicians who have nothing to offer to the country and its people resort to criticism, he added.
Nisar said that in addition to a targeted operation in Karachi, one is needed in interior Sindh as well. He said that responsibility of maintaining peace lies with provinces also.
The federal minister criticised Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah saying that he took ‘immense advantage of his position’ in the House. He said that the sad part is his bears ‘Syed’.
Reportedly, the Opposition Leader will hold a press conference in Sukkur today in reaction to Interior Minister’s criticism.
Earlier, while talking to the media after inaugurating a program for depositing passport fee through National Bank branchless banking and mobiles Nisar termed unity reason behind success achieved in fight against extremism. Coordinated actions against terrorists have taken down their networks and decreased number of attacks, he added.
The Interior Minister said that he would give a briefing to owners of different media organisations over National Action Plan next week.
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