PM to visit Karachi today


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to arrive in Karachi today (Thursday) on a one-day visit to review the law and order situation of the metropolis.

The premier will chair a high-level meeting during which he will also be apprised of the ongoing targeted operation in the city. Members of the law enforcement agencies including Rangers and police will particularly give briefing to the prime minister about hurdles in the operation and how the criminal elements were still continuing their activities despite passage of about a year in the operation.

Nawaz is also expected to meet with Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. The ongoing operation in Karachi was initiated in September 2013 under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies in view of the declining law and order situation in the country’s largest metropolis. The raids are being led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police.