karachi—Maintenance of law and order in the province is top priority of his government. The country is passing through a very sensitive phase of its history, particularly after the arrest of a RAW agent from Balochistan and his disclosures that his agents were operating in Karachi. Therefore, necessary measures are required to be taken against them. There are three different issues such arrest of RAW agent from Balochistan and his disclosures of operating in Karachi also, over all law and order situation and sit-in of some religious parties at Numaish. These issues are important and there should be a clear cut policy and strategy to handle them.
Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said this while presiding a meeting on law and order in the province at the CM House Wednesday.
Those who attended the meeting include provincial ministers Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sohail Siyal, Murtaza Wahab, Maula Bux Chandio, Dr Qayoom Soomro, chief secretary Siddique Memon, DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, IG Sindh AD Khwaja, Additional IG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi, Secretary to CM (U&B) Iqbal Durrani, Home Secretary Syed Jamal Shah, Commissioner Karachi Asif Hyder Shah, officers of intelligence agencies and others.
The meeting was told that the different agencies have arrested a number of criminals who had received training from India. This shows that the arrested RAW agent from Balochistan might have links with them and have operated in Karachi through some of them. The chief minister directed the concerned agencies to work on those lines so that RAW network, if any, in the province, particularly in Karachi could be crushed.
The meeting also pointed out that the after falls of arrest of RAW agent cannot be ruled out. Therefore, necessary measures have been taken to further strengthen the intelligence network. Proper vigilance of the markets, parks, schools and other important places like railway stations, bus stands, hospitals have been made more effective.
The CM said that Lahore-like soft attacks must be avoided through intelligence sharing and expanded CCTV coverage.
It was pointed out that the sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi has disturbed the traffic flow almost in the entire city. A similar dharna (sit-in) has also been staged at Islamabad. The security of the people gathered at Numaish is also a big question in such a situation when agent of an enemy country is arrested. He said that he is leading a political government and is of the view that they should be handled with dialogue. The CM declined to consider using force against the protestors and urged the Karachi Commissioner to talk to them and convince them to disburse peacefully in the larger interest of the city.