ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has announced a targeted operation in Quetta against terrorists, Express News reported.
The Prime Minister’s order comes after the exertion of great pressure on the government by the Supreme Court and the rallying masses.
The operation is said to be starting from today.
The prime minister also removed Inspector general (IG) Balochistan Umer Khitab and ordered officer Muhammad Mubeen to take office as Deputy inspector general (DIG) investigations and IG Fyaaz Sumbul as DIG operations Quetta.
A six man parliamentary group, led by Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, arrived in Quetta in a short while ago to determine the details of the bombings and to convince the survivors and victims to bury their dead.
Earlier today, Chief Justice said, “action should have been taken against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) long time ago.”
At this time, no final decision has been taken about handing over Quetta to the army. Presently, the security responsibilities of the city lie with the Frontier Corps (FC).
Other political parties such as Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen and others have termed the government incompetent and demanded swift action.
Hazaras have been demanding a targeted operation against those propagating sectarian violence in Balochistan, since the last Quetta bombing on Alumdar road last year.