KARACHI: Uzair Baloch, the head of the banned Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) and “Lyari’s most wanted”, while talking to Express News on Thursday, said that he will not surrender to the police.
But, he added, that he will surrender to the Rangers “only on one condition, that they should investigate themselves”.
“We will welcome the Rangers… But we do not trust the government,” he added.
“The people of Lyari can bow down if treated with love, but they will never stoop under power.”
Police hopeful of achieving target by Friday
Inspector General (IG) Sindh Mushtaq Shah has said that the police are hopeful of achieving their target in Lyari by tomorrow. He was speaking to the media on Thursday.
He said that the area where the operation is being carried out is the main headquarter of the terrorists, and the police will try to clear out the area of criminal elements.
“The police will continue to be after the criminals until they are arrested,” Shah added.
Shah pointed out that arrangements were being made to provide food, water and electricity to the residents of Sangu Lane.
Police will provide complete protection to the teams of Sindh Government and other social welfare organisations who want to provide relief goods to affected people in Lyari, he added.
Responding to a question, he said that the number of rocket and hand grenade attacks has declined due to the police operation against gangsters and so far four terrorists have been killed during the last 24 hours.
The operation in Lyari continues for its seventh day.
According to Express News correspondent, the police try to enter different areas but miscreants fire rockets and throw hand grenades forcing them to retreat back to their earlier position.
Rangers and extra police personnel were also called in on Wednesday, and Station House Officers (SHOs) from district East, over 100 sharp shooters and four extra armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were called in for the final round of the police operation.