KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah claimed on Friday that crimes in Karachi had reduced by over 30 percent, with special cooperation of the Federal government.
Speaking in response to a statement of Opposition Leader Faisal Sabzwari regarding law and order, he told the Sindh Assembly that law enforcement agencies had captured 13500 to 14,000 criminals by Thursday and maintained that a considerable strength of them were proclaimed offenders. He, however, said he could not specify a period about complete elimination of crimes from the provincial capital, but, "we will certainly stamp out terrorism from here," he swore blind. "We accept that there have been brutal killings which we also condemn those slayings. This law and order issue is a concern for everybody and we should work collectively to cope with this problem," the chief minister told the house.
Earlier, Sabzwari had drawn attention of the house towards a barbaric murder in Karachi, when a head of the victim was chopped off and dangled on a bridge near Sohrab Goth.
He said such barbaric murder and a horrible incident was the challenge to the government. "There might have been efforts by the government to eradicate terrorism but is there any planning to remove the 'extremist' mindset, which aims at spreading terror," he asked.
They (terrorists), he said, can also enter our areas if necessary measures were not taken. He called for taking action against perpetrators of the murder near Sohrab Goth.
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