ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani briefed President Asif Ali Zardari on the law and order situation of the country in a meeting on Friday, reported Express News.
Kayani in his briefing to the President on Friday told him about the information received during Thursday's corp commander’s meeting.
The meeting had reviewed the violent situation in Karachi.
Intelligence reports in this regard were also reviewed.
According Express News Islamabad bureau chief Amir Ilyas Rana, Gen Kayani said that the army is willing to do whatever is required, such as the 2009 operation in Swat, to achieve stability in the currently troubled provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.
The army chief said that there are constitutional ways to ask for the army's help, but the decision of holding a cleanup operation needs to be ordered by either the provincial government or the federal government.
Immediately afterwards, a meeting of the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership was called by Zardari. Soon after the President boarded a plane for Karachi.
Violence in Karachi has spiraled with two deadly bomb blasts in Abbas Town as the most recent terrorist attack. Rangers have been deployed in various parts of Karachi such as Lyari, Mangho Pir, Sarjani Town and Sorabh Goth to conduct operations and arrest miscreants.
The Chief Justice had taken sou moto notice of the law and order situation in Karachi as well the recent Abbas Town twin-blasts.
The chief justice had told the DG Rangers that the law was with them, and that they should do everything in their power to ensure peace and security for the citizens.
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"...The decision of holding a cleanup operation needs to be ordered by either the provincial government or the federal government."
Funny business...the establishment does not need any constitutional sanction while executing their messy plans (deep state...non state actors et al..) but when it comes to cleaning up its own mess it will not move without every democratic institution in the country requesting it to do so!
Good one man ! :)
and yes you have done a wonderful job in taking TTP out....you have failed to protect our strategic assets like AWAKS and ORIEN P3 ....you guys are such a looser and still you believe you are capable.....good you now obey constitution but bad you fail to do your job.
You are there in the mid field from 1947, its time to relax and stay back in the barracks. You have already served the nation beyond your capacity.
@Zaida P: what an EDUCATED statement. So you are happy with the way things are going????
Nobody called Ayub Khan. He still came. Nobody called Zia. He came anyway. Nobody called Musharraf. He came and he stayed. Why does the military want to be called now? Isn't the DHA housing comfortable enough??
Armed forces are ready to help clean up "de weaponize" Karachi, if called. Better give a call to army for face saving or else army will move in uninvited to do their job of clean up. One thing is certain that this time army will assume political power for good.
Does that mean that we may see an operation during the interim government and army will have a say as to who will be in interim government??????
If called upon for some business venture only......... For security call BRINKS please.....
Thank you for enlightening us.
"Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Statements like this just simply makes them look worse.
who said india and pakistanis are different............in india when husband died wife became the ruler.in pakistan wife died and husband became the ruler..............
So it takes a General to make our so called President bother to do something after almost a week from the blast... Until then the so called President was living in his palace in Bahria Town, oblivious to the fact that one of the fifth biggest cities in the world was burning/bleeding.
Really you need political approval now?
ooOOh... good Morning to you too General!!!
Time for political bargain is over, the Government needs to show its writ to protect people by taking action across the board against micreants.
Willing, But Everyone has their own priorities...