Karachi operation to continue till its logical end: DG Rangers

KARACHI: Director General of Pakistan Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar on Monday said that the Karachi operation will continue as there were no hurdles which cannot be resolved with both tiers of Sindh and federal governments.

“Despite the ongoing push and pulls, I have been clearly instructed by the heads of armed forces and the federal government to go on with Karachi Operation,” he said adding that the future of Karachi Operation is bright and solid which will continue Insha-Allah until it reaches its logical conclusion.

A press release of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said that the DG Rangers stated this while replying to BMG Chairman’s remarks in which Siraj Teli said, “Action speaks louder than words and the same depicts in the performance of Pakistan Rangers who have successfully shown the results in Karachi Operation which is highly praised by the entire business and industrial communities of Karachi.”

Maj Gen Bilal Akbar accepted the demand of Siraj Teli to formulate a Coordination Committee with whom Rangers’ officials could share evidences and discuss suspicious activities of any businessman or industrialist prior to taking action and Rangers will never spoil anyone’s reputation because of any by chance or unintentional incident but will only take action in clear and solid actionable cases.

The KCCI press release said that Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar assured that no action will be taken against any businessman or industrialist who has somehow been the victim of extortion and such individuals are not being considered as `facilitators’.

Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar was thankful for the support extended by the business and industrial community of Karachi along with untiring efforts being made by Rangers’ official, the security situation of

Karachi has improved to a certain extent.

“The element of fear has been reducing and it will reduce further in the days to come. Our Operation is not against any political entity but only against criminals which will continue without any discrimination. We will never allow anyone to hold strikes, shut down petrol pumps or ablaze vehicles’, DG Ranger added.