Rangers to lead targeted action in Karachi: Nisar
KARACHI: The government has decided to launch targeted action against terrorists, target killers, extortionists and kidnappers in Karachi, said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Briefing the media persons after the special cabinet meeting on Karachi law and order situation, the interior minister said the targeted action led by Rangers and supported by police will be initiated in the metropolis plagued by all sorts of crimes.
He said all political parties had a consensus that there was no need of army in Karachi.
Nisar Ali Khan said federal intelligence agencies will provide assistance to Rangers and police in the targeted operation against criminal elements in the city. He said action in the port city will be above any politics. “We have to steer Karachi out of this situation,” the minister asserted.
The interior minister announced that action will also be taken against militant wings of political parties.
Nisar said that several of the reservations held by DG Rangers such as arrested criminals being released had been addressed via policy guidelines made by the federal and provincial government.
The targeted action will be overseen by a committee led by Chief Minister Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah which will meet at least once a week. A second operational committee which will be led by DG Rangers will meet almost on a daily basis.
Nisar also announced that a committee comprising of civil society, senior media members and ordinary residents of the city will be formed to monitor the targeted action.
The Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh has also been given authority to revamp the police force and identify the weaknesses along with arresting the black sheep present within them. The interior minister also refuted claims that the IGP Sindh or Chief Secretary has been replaced.