ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Raheel Sharif vowed on Wednesday to finish ‘all mafias’ in Karachi and made it clear that across the board and indiscriminate operation in the port city would continue till its logical conclusion.
During his visit to the Corps Headquarters in Karachi, the army chief said the ongoing operation in Karachi was bringing relief in terms of target killings and extortion, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa quoted him as saying on Twitter.
General Raheel said restoring peace in Karachi was a top priority as it would help revive economic activities and bring relief to the people.
“We will continue to work with the people and the government to finish all mafias,” he said.
General Raheel also appreciated the efforts of law enforcement agencies, including Rangers for a holding a peaceful by-election in NA-246.
‘Recent killings indicate design’
General Raheel termed the recent target killings, including human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud as planned.
“Latest pattern of killings in Karachi indicates a design, which needs to be checked,” he said, directing intelligence agencies and Rangers to “trace out, apprehend and expose perpetrators.”
The army chief expressed his satisfaction over intelligence input and progress so far achieved in the operation in Karachi.