KARACHI: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was presiding over the meeting of the federal cabinet over the law and order situation in Karachi at the Governor’s house on Wednesday.
During the special meeting Sharif said that recruitments had been made in Sindh Police on political basis adding that it was easy for persons involved in criminal activities to get themselves released after obtaining bail.
The premier further said that the common man and the business community had lost faith in the police and that state institutions had failed to restore peace in the city.
He said that handing Karachi over to the army was a long-shot.
Sharif had also said that he hoped take the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement on-board.
The prime minister further said that he was in favor handing over the control of the operation in Karachi to DG Rangers and asked then Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah for his opinion over the matter.
Shah also supported the stance of Sharif for a Rangers-led operation to restore the law and order in the port city.
Earlier, said that premier Sharif met with Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and DG Rangers to discuss the law and order situation of Karachi and issued instructions for improvement in the intelligence sharing network between police, Rangers and other law enforcment agencies (LEAs).
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