ISLAMABAD: Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilan has reiterated that there was no need to send the army into Karachi to bring an end to the ongoing wave of violence.
“No decision has been taken to send the army to Karachi,” Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told reporters in the capital Islamabad today (Wednesday).
“I am confident that political leadership will be able to control the situation in Karachi”, he added.
On Tuesday, state minister for ports and shipping Nabeel Gabol called for the military to be deployed in Karachi, accusing the local government of failing to impose law and order.
“This was his personal opinion,” Gilani said.
City police chief Fayyaz Leghari told the media that “it is right now difficult to name any groups over involvement in the killings but I can say one thing — this is a conspiracy to destabilise Karachi”.