PM, COAS in Karachi to review security situation

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 16 February 2015 12:46

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif separately arrived in Karachi on Monday to review the city's security situation in the midst of a targeted operation to rid the city of criminal and terrorist elements as well as the implementation of the National Action Plan in the aftermath of the attack on Peshawar's Army Public School.

Upon his arrival in Karachi, General Raheel visited the Rangers Headquarters where he was given a briefing by Director General Sindh Rangers Major-General Bilal Akbar over the ongoing operation and the city's prevailing security situation.

The army chief commended the gains made by the Rangers, police and intelligence agencies during the operation.

He also assured the security agencies of all possible support from the military to ensure peace in the city.

PM to chair provincial apex committee meeting


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also in the city to chair a meeting of the provincial apex committee which is responsible for implementation of the anti-terror NAP in Sindh.

Upon his arrival at the Karachi Airport, the premier was greeted by Governor Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

The provincial apex committee meeting, which will take place at the Governor House, will also be attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, DG Rangers Bilal Akber, security agencies officials and members of the provincial cabinet.

Qaim Ali Shah will brief the participants of the meeting over the implementation of NAP in Sindh while DG Rangers will apprise the prime minister of the progress on the joint targeted operation being carried out in the provincial capital city.

The meeting will also review the progress of the ongoing operation in Karachi.

A joint grand targeted operation was launched in Karachi amidst great fanfare in September 2013 in the hopes of improving the law and order situation in the country’s commercial capital.

Over 1,400 criminals involved in targeted killings have been arrested while more than 766 criminals have been killed since the operation began more than 500 days ago.

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