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KARACHI: Sources at the Prime MInister's secratariat said that Premier Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif woud give approval of a joint grand targeted operation during Tuesday's meeting of the federal cabinet to be held in Karachi to finally decide regarding steps for peace in the port city.

The joint operation would include personnel of Rangers, FC and Sindh Police, the sources added.

Morover Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to assure the Sindh government of the support and assistance of the federal government and of proivision of all resoures for the restoration of Karachi's law and order situation.

Sources further said that Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had provided Sharif with a complete briefing over the situation in Karachi, which includes reports of Sindh Police, Rangers and intelligence agencies, and that the prime minister is expected to issue direct instructions for indiscrimninate action to be taken over the issue.

A top-offcial of the Sindh Police, requesting not to be named, said that the prime minister would be briefed about the Sindh Police's position to tackle the situation in the metropollis city.

The briefing would include information regarding the last month's acquisition of GSM caller locator system by the police departmen, six years after recquisitioning it.

GSM caller locator allows police investigators to spot the exact location from where a mobile phone call is being made.

Sindh police are already in possession of CDR and RBS sytems which enable police to access to information over calls and messages over mobile phone services and to precise pinpointing of an already detected mobile device.

Prior to the acquisition, police had heavily depended on the intelligence agencies when they needed to locate cellphone calls.

Moreover the prime minister would also be informed about the shortage of vehicles (particularly Armored Personnel Carriers), weapons and ammunitions faced by Sindh police with regards to restoring peace in Karachi.

The Sindh police is also expected to seek training of its personnel by the armed forces.

Similarly Director General of Sindh Rangers will also present report and briefing over unrest in Karachi and the different zones affected by it.

Rangers sources said that according to the report, Karachi was divided into three categories: normal, troubled and sensitive.

Normal areas comprise of 14 per cent of Karachi's total area and includes PECHS block 2, Malir Cantt, Defence, Clifton and other areas.

Troubled areas comprise of 54 per cent area and included Lyari and other old city areas, Katti Pahari, Liaqatabad market, and other areas in the city's centre.

The remaining 32 per cent comprised of sensitive areas.

The report by DG Rangers would also contain data regarding extortion cases in the city. The data would include number of incidents and those found responsible for the extorition cases.

Earlier, during the hearing the over the Karachi law and order suo motu implementation case at the apex court’s Karachi registry on Friday a five-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan led by Chief Justice iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had assailed the Sindh government and Sindh Police for not realising their responsibilities.

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Agha Ata
Sep 01, 2013 07:29pm

I am sure that the real culprits have already sneaked out of Karachi, and their weapons, too, have been taken care of. Besides the hands that pull the strings of these puppet murderers have the quality of being invisible all the time.

Sep 01, 2013 07:33pm

This is perfect. Since the operation will be authorised by Mr. Nawaz Sharif, there will be no suo moto notices either. This is a great opportunity to rid Karachi of the menace of terrorism once and for all. Azizabad, Sohrab Goth, Katti Pahari, Pehelwan Goth, Lyari, Baluch Colony, Lines Area, Parts of Nazimabad, Garden and Super Highway are all hotbeds of terrorism. As a child in Karachi and he will tell you the same story

Sep 01, 2013 08:44pm

Ad-hoc policy without a real long term plan will be dead on arrival. Solution should be sincere and permanent. Clean the city first, implement the traffic rules, ban the beggars, implement the shopping hours. The list is long but start somewhere.

Sep 01, 2013 09:20pm

about time these criminals are removed from the face of peace loving pakistanis

Sep 01, 2013 09:23pm

Any Operation cannot be successful until it is conducted as a Top Secret and as a Surprise esp. considering the illegal arms mafia. By this time, should we expect that illegal arms will be awaiting to get picked up by our police. PM does not seem serious in his words; he is just trying to gain something out of it but not the real intent.

Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 01, 2013 09:36pm

before taking any actions in karachi, the govt should first scrutinize the bad elements in police;rangers and FC - these very bad elements who are hands and glove involved with these gangs inform the criminals before hand about the raid

abuzar haroon
Sep 01, 2013 11:16pm

Please correct the spelling ''Moreover''

Sep 02, 2013 12:20am

A half measure always backfires. Hand the city over to the Army.

Tariq K Sami
Sep 02, 2013 01:35am

We have seen this movie before. No one seems to realise that you cannot have peace in Karachi unless you restore the mandate to the people. Let not your greed or venom guide your heart or your actions.

Sep 02, 2013 06:03am

So much propaganda is being made about this small operation that may take place( as was done by the previous government) all the criminals must have gone into hiding.Operation should be sudden where the criminals are taken by surprise.

Sep 02, 2013 06:42am

Karachi's peace requires more than police / military action. Therefore I request the PM to ensure that Agencies should consider every life very important and no innocent life is lost. Police first should carefully analyse and breakdown each locality and neighbourhood so that targeted action is taken against terrorists, druglords, land mafia,bhatta khor and small time street criminals. I think neighbourhood policing and partnership between police and citizenry should be important elements of the program. Some kind of volunteer program for the youth with incentives for jobs / financial rebates for tuition should be undertaken to make the youth feel responsible for their community and nation. The police / Ranger should work in cleaning the city of the criminals from all parts with community participation only.

Sep 02, 2013 06:12pm

Is it going to be the same as last time when Nawaz sharief was in power??

Sep 03, 2013 06:04am

"Moreover the prime minister would also be informed about the shortage of vehicles (particularly Armored Personnel Carriers), weapons and ammunitions faced by Sindh police with regards to restoring peace in Karachi".

Then where are those Arms and Ammunitions all the Law Enforcement Agencies have been claiming to have recovered from various criminal groups including the well equipped terrorists and that smuggled into the country and the provinces?

If the Law enforcement agencies expect us to trust their words then we could as well ask of them that how did these arms and ammunition got into the country in the first place? Were they not responsible to check and control entry of such deadly weapons?

After all Law Enforcement Agencies are also a part of Government (Federal and Provincial Ministry of Interior) and performs as any other Government Ministries, that is minting money by means very well known to both, the common people and the Government.

Their demand for more personnel, arms and ammunitions, armored vehicles and funds is just exploiting the present situation and has nothing to do with Moral, Legal and Social Obligations.

If at all the Government accepts their demands then it should be with condition that the Crime Ration will fall down gradually to overall maximum of 12% of the recorded average within a year. Unless of course, the Government itself is trying to gain political advantage.

Sep 03, 2013 07:42am

by the time any action is taken in Karachi all the wanted offenders of different parties would have left the city & would have gone underground therefore any action now will be waste except few being caught ,some arms recovered & after few days will be let OFF

Sep 03, 2013 09:37am

@Saad(DXB): Nine zero

Sep 03, 2013 01:46pm

It seems a move in haste. It will not work without deploying the Army.

Malikpur Janderbari Abbottabad
Sep 03, 2013 05:46pm

Let them start from somewhere... don't be pessimist! we must support our Sindh and Federal government. Removing over 14 years "gund" is not so easy that with one clik every thing will be clean. it will take time but support from the people. We need to control the media who publicize criminal as heros. Let them be killed and then you will see peace in the metropolitan.

Agha Ata
Sep 03, 2013 06:07pm

Nawaz Sharif should stay in Karachi until the grand operations is over, and he is satisfied with the result.

Joseph Yn
Sep 03, 2013 06:35pm

Hmm Hope this will fine

Sep 04, 2013 02:51am

karachi se tamam partys ko khatam karna chayia means ban kar dana chayia karachi ki goverment ya to direct wafaq dakhy ya phir army ky under keya jay or jo pay karchi ky waziro ko karna hai to pay army ko karna chayia taky or jawan bharti keya jay army ma or police stations bhi apny area ki roz report karen army ko bht hogaya gand yaha... bht dakhlia in dashatgardo ko

Sep 04, 2013 04:40am

again?? Old faces.....Army,Army,Army

Sep 04, 2013 06:35am

@Agha Ata: you are kidding right .....