Karachi violence: Malik promises to expose terrorists, says police lacks funds

Says securi­ty camera­s will be fitted in SITE area by 4 weeks if trader­s agree to bear half the expens­es.


Express August 20, 2011

KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik, speaking at the SITE administration association meeting in Karachi on Saturday, claimed that more than 100 terrorists have been arrested in Karachi and they will be exposed on television within two days.

In reference to Friday’s attack on the police in Korangi area, Malik pointed out that the police in the city lacks funds. “They do not even have bulletproof jackets and are bound to travel in open vehicles,” he added.

“The police had been maintaining peace in Korangi before the attack, and it is disheartening to see that no one condemned the fact that the very people who were maintaining peace were targeted.”

He also promised that CCTV security cameras will be fitted in the troubled SITE area of Karachi within four weeks if the traders in the city agree to bear half the expenses.

He further added that the extortion mafia in Karachi has strong backing and a new campaign has been initiated under the additional Inspector-General to cope with it.

Commenting on the prevailing security situation all over the country, Malik said that different factions have a planned conspiracy and they are trying to destabilize the country by widening the distrust between the government and the people.

COMMENTS (24)

Syed Sabir Shah | 9 years ago | Reply

@Rehman Malik......."Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go"!!!

sars | 9 years ago | Reply

since the police is so poorly funded how about we get rid of 90% of our ministers and contribute their salaries, perks, police escorts and corruption amounts and use it to fund and train the police.

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