Karachi operation: MQM welcomes monitoring committee

Farooq Sattar says the committee will consist only of well-reputed representatives from the metropolis.

Web Desk November 08, 2013
MQM's Farooq Sattar speaking to the media in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Farooq Sattar said on Friday evening that the party had been assured by its meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that a monitoring committee to oversee the ongoing security operation in Karachi will be formed soon, Express News reported.

MQM, which has long been lamenting 'unfair arrests' made during the operation, had always wanted that a civilian committee that would oversee the security forces during the operation.

"MQM desires that the operation be made successful at all costs," insisted Sattar, adding that they had called for "a monitoring committee so that anyone who may have objections to any arrest may have a platform for raising them."

The MQM stalwart welcomed Nawaz's assurance in this regard, and said that this measure could help eliminate some of the loopholes and discrepancies that the ongoing operation was suffering from.

"The monitoring committee will hopefully consist of representatives whose reputation for being impartial and just is well-known."

Sattar said it was imperative to purge Karachi from all terrorists and criminals, no matter what the cost.


good move | 8 years ago | Reply

well done MQM and Nawaz. Committee will prevent one-sided operation and also hopefully limit future support of banned militant organizations by sindh govt (chiefly Peoples Aman Committee)

Troubled | 8 years ago | Reply

I would say put edhi on the committee but I am afraid that after he speaks the truth the namalloom afraad will kill him as well.

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