KARACHI: Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that ongoing operation in Karachi was aimed at elimination of militias engaged in criminal activities hence bolstering national efforts meant to help put the country back on track of economic stability,
Addressing the Karachi Stock Exchange’s Top Companies Awards distribution ceremony here, he said “Revival of Economy” was the top priority of the PML(N) which was closely linked to its commitment to eradicate terrorism and gain self sufficiency in energy sector.
“The ongoing operation against armed militias including criminals, in Karachi is consequent to a consensus among all political parties equally committed to national interest,” said the Prime Minister.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif reiterating that all political parties were on-board to flush out terrorists as well as criminal elements within the country said the operation in Karachi was focused on restoring law and order situation.
“It does not hold any communal or lingual connotation but is absolute to get rid of criminals engaged in target killings, extortion, abduction for ransom and other heinous crimes,” he said.
Prime Minister said the day was not very far when the criminals would be weeded out for good and sense of security would be restored among the masses and the writ of law would be re-established on sound grounds.
He said peace was pre-requisite for development and investment adding that inability to ensure these in Karachi, the commercial hub of the country, would have a negative impact on all other parts of the country.
“Hence we will continue with our efforts till criminal tendencies come to their logical end and the people feel secure,” said the Prime Minister mentioning that Sindh Government was with the federal government in achieving this objective.
“We are working together and all concerned parties who have their stakes are also on board,” stressed the PM mentioning that leaders of these parties were also part of the meeting chaired by him, Tuesday in Islamabad.APP