Police have arrested 100 target killers: Malik

Karachi Police have apprehended 100 assassins allegedly involved in target killing in the city and they would soon be presented before the public and media, said Federal Minister for Interior Minister on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference at the office of SITE Association of Trade and Industry, he said that business community was being targeted under a plan; however, government is committed to extend every protection to them.

“President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have directed across the board action against culprits,” he said. “Extortion, sectarianism and ethnicity have emerged as major problems in the city and must be addressed urgently and firmly,” the minister said.

Sindh Home Minister, Manzoor Hussain Wassan, and traders’ leader, Siraj Qasim Teli were also present on the occasion.

Rehman Malik said incidents of terrorism were meant to weaken Pakistan and the situation in Karachi is a cause of concern for every Pakistani.

“Our enemies are bent upon weakening Karachi, the commercial hub of country, as part of their strategy to create mayhem across the country,” the Interior Minister said.

He said the government has already launched a campaign against these mafias and that he himself has been sent to Karachi by Prime Minister to cooperate with the Sindh Home Department.