COAS lauds Sindh Rangers role in establishing peace in Karachi


KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the role of Sindh Rangers and other law enforcement agencies in establishing peace in the provincial metropolis during his visit to the Corps Headquarters Karachi on Monday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

The army’s media wing said that the army chief received a briefing on the security situation in the province.

General Bajwa lauded the efforts being put by the security institution in reviving economic activities in Karachi by taking concrete actions against criminals.

The operation against criminal elements in Pakistan’s commercial hub was initiated in September 2013 after the federal cabinet empowered Sindh Rangers to initiate and lead targeted operations with the support of the police. Since then, the Rangers have extended their powers every few months before the expiry date.

Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah termed the Karachi operation as the “world’s best-targeted operation”.

Murad said that under the National Action Plan (NAP) in the province, around 1,028,218 criminals were caught while 1,258 were killed by security forces in different operations.

“The Karachi operation would not have been a success without the support of the citizens,” the chief minister said.