Interior Minister Rehman Malik informed the National Assembly on Tuesday that he would identify the actors involved in the recent violence in Karachi in the House on Wednesday (today).

Malik said he would brief the House on the issue during his concluding speech on the ongoing debate on Karachi.

Rejecting the involvement of any ethnic, political and sectarian groups in the recent violence in Karachi, the interior minister said gangsters operating in the city were behind the bloodbath that claimed the lives of nearly 50 people in a few days.

“There is no ethnic, sectarian or political dispute in Karachi rather there are some gangsters who want to destabilise the city to fulfil their designs,” Malik said while responding to a bill moved in the National Assembly by PML-N MNA Khurram Dastgir that sought the regulation of foreign security agencies’ operations in the country.

“No operation is being carried out in Lyari, rather the action aims to get rid of the people who are minting money in the name of peace committees constituted by the PPP and the MQM, even though they have no link to either party,” he said.

Malik said police and law enforcement agencies were only acting against those involved in target killing and gang wars.

He said additional contingents of Rangers had been deployed in and around Sherpao Colony, Lyari, Orangi and Korangi towns to maintain the law and order situation.


Daily Times

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