SUKKUR, Nov 12: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that restoring law and order is the top priority of his government, but some forces are busy destablising the provincial government before the coming general election.

Speaking to newsmen at Sukkur airport on Monday evening, he said that all incidents of killings in Karachi were not targeted killings, as many murders were the outcome of personal enmities.

He said that he had inspected different police stations in Karachi and placed under suspension and transferred certain police officers at key places.

He said that he had called for a list of police officers from the Sindh police chief and more transfers would be made in the coming days to post better administrative officers.

About killings that took place in Karachi on Monday, Mr Shah said that three persons were killed due to personal enmity, while one person was killed in a targeted attack.

He said that the media should ensure correct reporting about the situation.

He said that some forces wanted to destabilise the Sindh government before the elections, but they would not succeed.

He said that the elections would be held at the right time.

He said for the first time an elected government would be completing its five-year term.

In response to a question about security arrangements in Muharram, the chief minister said that the police and Rangers were discharging their responsibilities, adding that there would no need to call in the army.

He said that Karachi, Hyderabad and Khairpur were sensitive areas, where effective security steps were being taken.

He said that he had talked to leaders of both sects, who said that there was no issue between them and some third force wanted to pit them against each other.

He said that many criminals and terrorists had been arrested and law-enforcers had evidence against them, which would be made public soon.

About the new local government law, he said that new law was passed by the provincial assembly, which was competent to make the law.

He said that protest demonstrations outside the assembly were unjustified as the LG law was passed ‘unanimously’ by the members present in the house.

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