Apex committee formed to probe funding to terrorists

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In view of the observations raised by Pakistan Rangers Sindh in the apex committee about financing of terrorists through different sources including Bhatta collection, the provincial government has constituted a committee/task force under chairmanship of Justice (r) Ghulam Sarwar Korai with Arjun Ram K Talreja (r) District & Session Judge, and Mukhtiar Hussain Soomro, home secretary, as members.

The terms of reference of the committee are to examine report by Sindh Rangers and evidences about various modes of terrorist financing to fix responsibilities in the light of findings and to recommend pre-emptive, preventive and cognitive measures to government of Sindh to curb such unlawful practices.

Further, the government of Sindh has also ordered a judicial inquiry to be conducted by Justice (r) Ghulam Sarwar Korai and Arjun Ram K Talreja (r) District & Session Judge, into the incident of scuffles and firing inside the Police Station Mominabad, Karachi.

The first meeting of the committee/task force was held on 25 June 2015 at the New Sindh Assembly Building under the chairmanship of Justice (r) Ghulam Sarwar Korai.

During the meeting it was decided that the information/evidence from concerned departments/agencies and general public related to above-mentioned matters may be solicited through public notices to be published in the leading newspapers.

It was also decided that the meetings of the committee/task force will be held daily to expedite the findings and formulate recommendations for the government of Sindh.