KARACHI: Upon his arrival at Karachi Airport late on Thursday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced that necessary targeted action against miscreants will be taken.
Malik said that he could no longer see any difference between miscreants upsetting the peace in Karachi and the Taliban, against which the Pakistan army was fighting in Kurram. He said that 1000 FC personnel were being deployed in the city to facilitate the crack down against elements upsetting the balance of peace.
Malik dispelled fears that any one party would be marginalised against in the actions, saying that the government will work with all parties to deny destabilising elements any space in the city.
He urged the public to remain calm and to help the government in combating the miscreants.
The Interior Minister said that the government knew who was behind the recent episode of violence in the city and that they had foreign support. Actions against the miscreants will be taken during the night.
He said that some members of these groups had already been arrested and they had provided vital information. Law enforcement agencies were currently searching for their accomplices and raiding hideouts.
He promised that once those responsible have been caught, they will be presented to the media.