Targeted action to be taken against miscreants: Rehman Malik

Published: July 8, 2011

Rehman Malik says that no party will be discriminated against and all necessary action will be taken without political intimidation.

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.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Khalid Ahmed
    Jul 8, 2011 - 1:45AM

    For the zillionth time the honorary Mr. Rehman Malik is repeating the same words regarding Karachi’s target killing issue.Recommend

  • Balma
    Jul 8, 2011 - 2:24AM

    Balance of peace? What is that?
    Why don’t we just speak and write in Urdu rather than speaking in broken English?Recommend

  • Jul 8, 2011 - 2:49AM

    What a Shame…!!! Why do our police needs orders to perform their job? Isn’t it understood to take action against any miscreants by default? or am I missing something?Recommend

  • Someone
    Jul 8, 2011 - 3:21AM

    Please, oh please, be speaking the truth this time…Recommend

  • Jamshed
    Jul 8, 2011 - 3:45AM

    After “Target Killing, we now present you “Target Action”. Now in Cinemas around you.Recommend

  • patriotic
    Jul 8, 2011 - 5:11AM

    yea yea announce it on the media…”at night”.. why dont u call them ..u prolly have them on speed dial.. tell them well in advance so they make there great escape…sick of democracy…Recommend

  • AZ
    Jul 8, 2011 - 5:13AM

    of course,rehman malik sahab knows everything.Recommend

  • sohaib
    Jul 8, 2011 - 5:21AM

    Complete failure of the police and rangers…the federal and provincial government are taking no action to actually make the situation better..All talk and no action. In years to come ppl will ask what you were doing when the corrupt leaders were letting the country fall to pieces and I’ll say we just watched them do it. Recommend

  • Khameed
    Jul 8, 2011 - 5:54AM

    Nero played his fiddle while Rome burns. Our Nero Rehman Malick has done this several time. Recommend

  • Kashif
    Jul 8, 2011 - 6:40AM

    I am so ashamed that people like Rehman Malik are the face of Pakistan. And honestly, what else does Pakistan need to do to be declared a failed state? If this mess in Pakistan doesn’t do it, I don’t know what will.Recommend

  • Cautious
    Jul 8, 2011 - 6:43AM

    Talks cheap — time for some action.Recommend

  • Salman
    Jul 8, 2011 - 7:07AM

    A man who promised “Presidential Level Security” for the visiting Sri Lankan Cricket team, only to leave them at the mercy of the terrorists, has no credibility in the eyes of common Pakistanis.

    This is another promise of his among hundreds of other promises he has made. How much credence you give to his work can only be guessed by the fact that he was responsible for Benazir Bhutto’s safety and security.

    In the civilized world, officials tender their resignations at the level of Mr. Malik’s performance. And where people have some shame, like in Korea or Japan, Ministers have known to commit suicide at failures that can be characterized as miniscule compared to tragic level of violence the Pakistanis have endured. Please note, that is in countries where they have some “Shame.”Recommend

  • Ali Turk
    Jul 8, 2011 - 8:13AM

    He should take responsibility for the break down of law and order and resign.

    He has been a failure………………. as law and order situation throughout the country has gone from bad to worseRecommend

  • sars
    Jul 8, 2011 - 11:06AM

    maybe star wars characters are at work on the streets of karachi Mr Malik.Lets contact Steven Spielberg for a solutionRecommend

  • Ali
    Jul 8, 2011 - 11:32AM

    Yeah right!!!Recommend

  • Fortune Cookie
    Jul 8, 2011 - 1:49PM

    It’s RAW with the help of MOSSAD with the help of the CIA (The foreign components). The Governments spin DOCTOR has now really forgotten his weaving skills. SHAME!!!!!!! Recommend

  • Ray of Hope
    Jul 9, 2011 - 4:36PM

    I know one thing, this life is Makaf-e-Amul, whosoever does anything good or bad deed, he would get the return in this life also. So, if anyone of leaders or politicians involved in this dirty game of target killings or killings, he would get the return soon, Insha Allah.

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