KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a press conference on Monday said that the provincial government, along with the federal government, should make arrangements for peace in Karachi, and that there were no excuses for failure, Express News reported.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the main purpose of his visit to Karachi was the city’s extremely volatile security situation.
He said that he had met the Governor of Sindh, security agencies and the provincial government, who had briefed him about the prevailing situation in the city.
Khan said that he had discussed the situation in Karachi with the governor, the prime minister and their team in light of a report previously compiled by interior secretary and DG IB on an administrative visit to the city.
Karachi and its people did not deserve the violence currently prevailing in the city, not only because Karachi was the only metropolitan city in Pakistan, but also because a slight law and order situation in Karachi had an effect on the entire nation, he said.
The interior minister said that the federal government was willing to provide all intelligence and security reports to help the provincial government deal with the security threats.
Khan said that the purpose of his visit was not political, but the current condition of Karachi was worrisome for the entire country.
He said that the people had voted for both the provincial and the federal governments, and both did not have any excuse not to deliver.
He said the issue cannot be tackled by applying the traditional methods, and said that a roadmap will be prepared by taking into confidence all the stakeholders for bringing peace in the metropolitan city.
Khan said that the prime minister himself wished to visit Karachi to help solve the situation in Karachi.
Meeting with Pir Pagara
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that he had briefed Pir Pagara Syed Shah Mardan Shah II regarding the Pakistan Muslim League-N’s (PML-N) developments on the presidential elections scheduled to be held on August 6.
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would give the final decision regarding its contender for the president within the next two or three days after taking Shah, and all other political parties, into consideration.
He also said that the government also planned to invite senior leaders of all political parties within the next two weeks to the prime minister’s house, the main purpose for which would be to address issues relating to terrorism and the law and order situation, and drone attacks in the country.
He said that Shah’s presence in the meeting would be highly welcomed.
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