All national security institutions should brief parliamentarians about the ground situation in Karachi, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday.
These organs, he said, should submit intelligence reports, analyses and recommendations before parliament.
Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, he said that elected representatives should evolve a strategy for safeguarding the country’s economic lifeline, adding that the government should be duty-bound to implement this strategy.
A handout quoted Sharif as saying that for a long time, peace in Karachi was being endangered.
He said that the situation had worsened to such an extent that Karachi was bleeding, adding that the city’s destruction would be disastrous for the whole country.
Lawlessness in Karachi, according to him, was a national security threat, which necessitated all national security organs to take parliament into confidence about the actual situation, adding that they should also provide accurate information and suggest viable strategies to secure peace in the city.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.
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