ISLAMABAD: The Core Committee of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday extended full support of the party and the Federal Government to Sindh government in restoring law and order in Karachi.
A meeting of the Core Committee of the PPP was held at the Presidency, presided over by its Co- Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari and attended by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and other members of the core committee, including ministers, assembly members and top party leadership.
Speaking to the media, spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting appreciated the decision taken by Sindh government to take stern across-the-board action against all extortionists and criminal elements in different parts of Karachi, regardless of party affiliations.
The spokesperson said that the meeting also appealed to all political parties and general public to support the provincial government in maintaining law and order in Karachi and restoring normalcy to the city.
During the meeting, the President also called Chief Minister Sindh assuring him full support of the party and the government in dealing with an iron hand with the criminal elements.
Mr. Babar said that the Chief Minister informed the President that it had been decided to set up an operation room in Karachi to keep an eye on incidents of lawlessness in the city, monitor the action taken against the criminals and provide succor and relief to the victims of lawlessness.
The President also spoke with ANP President Asfandyar Wali on the issue of peace in Karachi.
The meeting decided that senior PPP leaders belonging to Sindh and the Federal Government will be available on hand to assist the Sindh government in maintaining peace in Karachi in any manner, deemed appropriate and necessary.
The meeting also decided to assist the provincial government in strengthening the Prosecution Branch to ensure that challans are immediately submitted to the courts against all those apprehended in the drive against criminal elements, the spokesperson said.
Committee members attending the meeting included Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the House in Senate, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Chaudhary Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Defence, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, Minister for Religious Affairs, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Water and Power, Senator Dr. Babar Awan, Senator Jahangir Badar, Nazar Mohammed Gondal, Raja Pervaz Ashraf, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash, Ms. Fauzia Habib, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Senator Sardar Ali Khan, Ms Mehreen Anwar Raja and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar.
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Hardly surprising when we have people who are factotums of the top man . They believe in the old Chinese adage : See no evil , hear no evil ,and speak no evil.
Well well well after all the dramas the conclusion is that the Army isnt going to come we all know why as the Army has been Bought by PPP.
so we Citizens have to solve this problem this mess Ourselves
Wake up Karachiansssssssssssssssssss & Pakistan wake up .
Before its tooo late
Pakistani nation is going through the worst leadership crisis in its history.....the list starts from the COAS himself ....what a poor show MR. Kiani ...but stay put ..probably another extension is on the swing.
After 900 people have been killed, the government "extends it's support". Words cannot define how incredibly incapable these people are.
Mr President your sons constituency is in danger or u still expect the jeeay bhutto card to work
Who authorized PPP so called "chore" committee to control Karachi people voice army presences in city. When will the army's take the courageous step and put their feets on ground and save Karachi from thugs, favours, bhutta khor comittee!
Mr. President: We would like to see results this time. Situation in Karachi will not improve with just rhetoric. Waiting...
Dear Mr. President:
A common man in Karachi has become sick and tired of the ongoing political unrest, target killings, Bhatta mafia, land grabbing, snatching of mobile phone, looting the banks and more particularly the sky high rising inflation not only in Karachi but in the entire Pakistan.
Thank you for making contingency plan for Karachi for operation cleanup. Kindly make sure that people involved in unethical activities should not only be arrested but should be tried in the courts of law, without any discrimination and political alliance.
Your task after the operation does not ends here. If you want that PPP should come back in the next general elections, then you must lower down the inflation rate of daily commodities, petrol diesel, kerosene oil and prices of eatables.
The operation should not only be restricted up to the Lyari gangsters but should also be against those shopkeepers who are looting the people in the name of inflation in Karachi and rest of the country.
The rate of per unit electricity, price of milk, vegetable and fruits are also very high. Frankly speaking people does not want you to remain in power any longer due to reasons mentioned above unless the inflation rates and graph of crimes comes down where a common man instead of attempting suicide should resists with the hop that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as people of Pakistan has already lost hope that PPP who came in the power in the name of poor masses have crushed the same poor people who voted to bring PPP in power.
I hope that you will not like that way I have explained you the problems of Karachiites as well as of other Pakistanis but would at least appreciate that I have told you the truth, not like your ministers and advisor who every day tell you “Saab Theek Hai”.