Nawaz unhappy over law and order in Karachi
Pakistan PM Nawaz Shariz on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the worsening law and order situation here even as the city’s influential business community demanded that the army take over the security of the country’s financial capital. Sharif, who was on a day-long visit to Karachi, said the army has been told to provide all technical support to the police and paramilitary rangers to improve the deteriorating situation in Karachi, sources said. He reprimanded top government officials for the situation during a high-level meeting that was attended by Federal Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan. ‘The Prime Minister was clear that with large scale operation against foreign and local terrorists in the North Waziristan there was a need to be very alert by all security and law enforcement agencies as Karachi could face the brunt of any repercussions,’ an official source told PTI. The prime minister was informed that around 30,000 terrorists and criminals had been arrested since an operation to ‘clean’ Karachi began in September.