KARACHI: Advisor on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said on Monday that the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) completion of its five-year tenure was only possible because of the friendship between Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and President Asif Ali Zardari, Express News reported.
Speaking at the State Guest Office in Karachi, Malik welcomed Hussain’s Sunday speech and said that his speech showed solidarity with democracy and that it showed that he wanted peace and a stable security situation in Karachi.
He said that Hussain had previously extended his support to the PPP whenever the party went through tough times.
Malik also revealed that 22 target killers and 20 extortionists had been arrested. He added that the arrested target killers were high-profile terrorists and that they were wanted by the police.
The advisor appealed to the people of Karachi to lodge complaints against anyone suspected of plotting a terror bid in their area. “The government wants peace in Karachi and for this purpose, President Zardari takes a progress report from me twice a week.”
“If you suspect anyone in your area, in your street, then inform the Rangers and police and then leave the issue to us.”
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