No dialogue with criminals: Sanaullah


Lahore—Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said no dialogue with law-breakers will be held until they lay down their weapons. He said this while responding to an adjournment motion in the Punjab Assembly on Friday.
He said law enforcement institutions including police had closed all escape points of the Chotto gang and in 24 to 48 hours criminal elements would be eliminated. Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid sought permission to present an adjournment motion related to Chotto gang out of turn, and he was granted by the chair.
On the request of provincial law minister, Fateha was offered in the house for the police personnel who embraced martyrdom in the operation against Chotto gang. The minister, further responding to the adjournment motion, said that in Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur Katcha area was spread over 3×5 kilometres in width and 10×15 kilometres in length.
Some parts of the area were very difficult to access, he said adding that this time the military and political leadership had decided to launch a full-fledged operation and the police would hold charge of the area after clearance.
Earlier, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed, while responding to a question related to agriculture department, he said rice would be sent to Middle East. The minister said the government always discouraged the role of middlemen adding that amendments had been made in market committee rules and farmers had been provided platform in it.
He said steps were being taken to minimize the role of middlemen. The session was started one hour and 40 minutes behind its scheduled time with Deputy Speaker Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani in the chair.—APP

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