KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said the government will continue to take action until peace is restored in Karachi.
Speaking to the media after a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara, Malik said that anyone, including political parties, supporting miscreants in Karachi was supporting the Taliban and added that anyone supporting them was also “fighting against the War on Terror”.
The interior minister said that it was the government’s duty to bring peace and it would continue to take action to restore it.
Malik said Rangers were taking lawful action and the government will be responsible for any action taken by law enforcement agencies. He said people in affected areas were speaking in favour of the action taken by the Rangers and police.
The interior minister warned miscreants, stating that the law enforcement agencies will chase them down to their homes and comb all the areas where they were active.
He said some people were also involved in spreading violence from jails and the government was checking how mobile phones and computers were being used from there.
Malik said all information will be disclosed to the public once investigations are complete. He said the Prime Minister and President had issued orders for zero tolerance and that action would be taken regardless of affiliation with any group or party.
The interior minister said that there were forces active against the government and it was aware of where the meetings were taking place, where the money was coming from and where people involved in acts of terror were coming from.
He appealed to the people of Karachi to unite against those disrupting peace in the city.
Pir Pagara said he was not hopeful of peace in Karachi and said that he supported deployment of the army in the city. He said people will support action from the army if the situation does not change.