LEAs have ensured peaceful Karachi: Abbasi

Staff Report
Monday - January 29, 2018
KARACHI: Prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a meeting with Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair and chief minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday, observed that overall law and order situation has improved in Sindh’s capital significantly, due to the sacrifice of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) but asserted that there is no room for complacency; an official statement said.

Law and order is high priority agenda for the government because without peace and stability economic potential of the country cannot be harnessed, prime minister stated.

Karachi is financial capital of Pakistan; federal government will continue to offer full support to provincial governments for law and order maintenance, Abbasi held.

He reiterated that there should be better coordination among the agencies at federal and provincial levels to maintain peace and security across the country.

Abbasi directed for cohesion and integration of database at the national level in the domain of law enforcement and technical support among all the stakeholders.

He was briefed on the recent extrajudicial killings in the metropolis. Abbasi observed that these incidents are deplorable and should not have happened.

He appreciated the prompt investigation and directed that the culprits must be brought to justice without any delay.

Abbasi stressed upon the need for effective safeguards for the protection of innocent citizens against criminal abuse of authority.

He said that the development package announced by the federal government for Karachi will yield positive results in the short as well as long term.

Abbasi appreciated the role of rangers and police in peaceful and successful holding of international events in Karachi. He expressed with satisfaction that the investors’ confidence for investment in Karachi has been restored.

The development process will continue with fullest support of the federal government and will go a long way in terms of consolidating the gains through security operation, he stated.

The meeting was attended by interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) Musadik Malik, Sindh home minister Sohail Anwar Sial, Karachi corps commander lieutenant general Shahid Baig Mirza and other senior civilian and military officials.