Sindh’s request for more boots on the ground in the form of the paramilitary Rangers and the Frontier Corps has been granted by Islamabad.
On Sunday, when at least 20 more bodies piled up, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik assured that the federation would support the provincial government in its efforts to maintain the law and order in the city of Karachi.
Malik flew in to Karachi from abroad. He subsequently discussed the situation with Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan, the home secretary and law-enforcement agencies.
“Law and order is a provincial subject but the federation would facilitate the provincial machinery with whatever it demands in order to maintain law and order and bring peace and tranquility to the city,” said Malik. He would call on the president today, Monday, but it would be premature to say what would be decided at the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2011.