As violence continues to tighten its grip around Karachi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a special meeting of the federal cabinet next week to review the law and order in the city.
Reports said the Sindh governor, chief minister, chief secretary, Rangers DG, ISI DG and IB DG would also be asked to attend the upcoming cabinet meeting.
Nawaz said the situation in Karachi was of grave concern and needed to be resolved with consensus.
According to sources, on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz, an invitation to MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar has been extended to attend the cabinet session.
It is expected that the federal cabinet will hear the stance of the MQM seeking the deployment of army in Karachi.
The MQM demanded handing over the administrative control of Karachi to the army during Tuesday’s National Assembly and Senate sessions, which was rejected by the government and other parties.