Karachi law and order situation heading towards chaos: Nisar

* Interior minister says federal, Sindh govts on same page over Karachi operation * Hints at formation of committee on operation
Karachi law and order situation heading towards chaos: Nisar

KARACHI: The law and order situation in Karachi is heading towards chaos, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, the interior minister said that the ongoing operation against criminals needs to be conducted in an environment similar to that of the first three months of the operation. The targeted operation started in the city on September 7, 2013, soon after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the metropolitan city in a bid to devise a strategy to curb violence. Today, Nisar said, he will hold two meetings, one at the Chief Minister’s House and the other at the Governor’s House, to discuss the security situation of the city.
The interior minister stressed that it was important for the federal and the provincial governments to work together to deal with the matter. Nisar further stated that the situation in Karachi was a national issue. “It is an issue of every citizen.” Talking about intelligence agencies, he commented that their work and operations have become better and intelligence sharing has also improved.
The interior minister said the federal as well as the government of Sindh were on the same page over the targeted operation but continual interaction was required for further success. Nisar and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah presided over a high-level law and order meeting at Chief Minister’s House. Chaudhry Nisar appreciated the role of law enforcement agencies for working in such an environment. He said the federal government was getting equipments from donors and it would provide due share to the provinces as well.
The interior minister desired formation of a committee for continuous coordination between federal and provincial government. Sindh additional chief secretary home briefed the meeting about the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi. He said the targeted operation was going on in the right direction and that the provincial government was going to take certain steps for further improvement.

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