US ready to help improve Karachi situation: Wassan

Sindh home minister says US offered equipment and other expertise to help overcome situation in the city.


Express August 09, 2011

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan says the United States (US) is ready to help Pakistan improve the law and order situation in Karachi, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media at his residence after briefing US Consul General William Martin on the overall situation in the city, Wassan said the US had offered equipment and other expertise to overcome the situation in the city.

(Read: Pakistan's poor dying in Karachi violence)

The home minister said the Government of Sindh is yet to accept the offer made by the US.

He said 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) will arrive by the end of August.

The Sindh government is giving the police five billion rupees to buy new vehicles and equipment. It will buy 40 armoured personnel carriers.

The struggling police force is understaffed and underequipped, given the size of Karachi city and the terrifying spread of crime.

Wasan said action was being taken against all anti-state elements operating in Karachi and that 101 people had already been arrested during midnight operations.

The Home Minister said he is upholding the policy of reconciliation while taking steps to improve the situation in Karachi.

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COMMENTS (105)

Rana Asghar | 9 years ago | Reply

What's wrong in getting help from US? We are living on their help since 64 years!

Ram | 9 years ago | Reply

@Dr. Saleem Siddiqi: Hi,

Can you elaborate what was India called before seperation?

Thanks

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