Action should be taken against culprits behind Baldia factory fire: PM
KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that action should be taken against culprits behind Baldia factory fire, Express News reported.
Addressing the participants of provincial apex committee meeting held at Governor House, the premier criticised police officials for being slow to file chargesheets in the Baldia town tragedy.
“Justice should be served to the victims of Baldia town incident,” he said while asking the Sindh chief secretary to give him a briefing on the incident.
Speaking about the National Action Plan, the premier said the people of Pakistan expect tangible results in this regard.
“Failure is not an option, we have to win the war against terrorism,” he added.
PM Nawaz said the scourge of terrorism has to be eliminated for all times to come.
During the meeting, the premier also criticized Sindh Police for not performing effectively in combating terrorism.
The matters pertaining to the implementation of National Action Plan were also discussed during the meeting. The law and order situation in the province was also reviewed.
The COAS, governor, information minister, home secretary, secretary interior, chief minister and inspector general police were in attendance.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari had met the premier at the Governor House right before participating in the meeting and discussed matters of national interest with him.
According to sources, the prime minister will also meet members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement during his visit.
PM Nawaz also visited the Corps headquarters, Karachi in the morning and held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
DG ISI and Corps Commander were also present on the occasion. The prime minister was given briefing on implementation of National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism from the country.
Nawaz was also apprised about action taken in the wake of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. The premier appreciated intelligence-based action in Sindh, including Karachi.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa took to his Twitter account to describe the nature of the meetings.
The Corps Commander Karachi briefed the premier on the security situation in Karachi.
General Raheel also visited Rangers Headquarters Karachi and was briefed by Director-General Rangers Karachi, Major General Bilal Akbar, on the security situation.
The COAS ensured that Pakistan Army will extend its full support to conduct security operations in Karachi in order to bring peace and stability to the city.
He also appreciated the effective work of Rangers, Police and Intelligence agencies in the tweet.
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