Karachi operation only against terrorists: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Karachi operation was only targeted towards terrorists and residents were extremely happy and satisfied with the improving law and order situation in the city.

In a meeting co-chaired by him and President Mamnoon Hussain with the office bearers of PML-N Sindh at PM Office, the Prime Minister said that operation Zarb-e-Azb was a unanimously accepted political decision and the operation has yielded positive results.

He expressed resolve to continue the operation till the extremism and terrorism is eliminated from the country.

The meeting started with Fateha for martyrs of Badabher incident and also for the deceased wife of Senator Raja Zafar ul Haq.

In his opening remarks, the Prime Minister said the government was focused on tackling huge challenges like law and order, load shedding and development of infrastructure which are highly essential for economic growth, employment and prosperity.

General Secretary PML-N Sindh Muhammad Ismail Rahoo briefed the Prime Minister about the establishment of district committees in Sindh.

He said the committees have been constituted in all 29 districts and have already started contacting with the masses.

Ismail Rahoo said that PML-N was the largest and most popular political party of the country and its strength lies in its workers and office bearers.

Senator Nehal Hashmi said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the only leader of Pakistan who could take the country out of the challenges that we are facing.

The Prime Minister, in his concluding remarks, advised the office bearers to increase public contact and submit recommendations for further improving the living standards of people of Sindh.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Advisor to PM on Political Affairs Jam Mashooq Ali, Special Assistant to PM Dr. Syed Asif Saeed Kirmani, Senator Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Minister of State for Communications Abdul Hakeem Baloch, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme Marvi Memon, Senator Raheela Magsi, Babu Sarfraz Jatoi, Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sherazi (MNA), MPAs Hamayun Khan, Masroor Jatoi, Soorath Thebo and Syed Ejaz Shah Sherazi, Syed Shafqat Hussain Sherazi, Aslam Abro, Arbab Anwar Ali, Khel Das Kohistani (Minority), Shabbir Ansari, Zain Ansari, Zafar A Shah, Chaudhry Tariq, Dr. Sham Sundar and Ali Akbar Gujjar attended the meeting.

Source: APP