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The APC would be headed by the province's Chief MInister  Qaim Ali Shah. — File Photo
The APC would be headed by the province's Chief MInister Qaim Ali Shah. — File Photo

KARACHI: Sindh's Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah presided over a meeting of his cabinet on Sunday during which the decision to convene an All Parties Conference (APC) in the first week of July over the prevailing law and order situation of Karachi.

The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Manzoor Hussain Wassan, Sharjeel Memon, Dr. Sikandar Mandhro, Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar, Makhdoom Jameel-uz-Zaman, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and Adviser to the Chief Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The cabinet decided to tighten the security at all the jails especially in Karachi and Hyderabad, said an official statement.

The APC would be headed by the province's Chief MInister and would include all religious and political parties inside and outside the parliament to improve the law and order situation in Karachi.

It was also decided in the meeting that all available resources would be utilised to restore law and order in the city.

Sharjeel Memon, while briefing the media about the meeting at the CM House, said the that the cabinet discussed the on-going violence of targeted killings and the attack on Karachi Jail late on Saturday night and decided to initiate consultations with the political parties and to expedite the ongoing targeted action against criminals in the city.

“The government will consult with the political parties first and then decide the date of the APC,” Memon said, adding that the opposition parties, who have been criticising the government, should come up with positive suggestions to maintain law and order in the metropolis.

He said that the Sindh cabinet also decided to form a joint investigation team (JIT) to conduct an inquiry into the killing of MQM's MPA Sajid Qureshi. The JIT would comprise of police, rangers, ISI and other officials of intelligence agencies for a transparent inquiry.

The information minister further said that to prevent any untoward incident or act of terrorism, the Sindh government decided to conduct surprise snap checkings in the city. He appealed to the people of Karachi to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies as these steps were being taken for their security and safety.

Comments (5) Closed

Ali Jun 23, 2013 08:29pm

And once again our inept government jokers are at it yet again! The solution is to track these perps down and throw them in jail, and advertise this on TV and the internet so people finally know their faces, affiliation and sponsoring parties. The solution will NOT be for all the religious and political parties to sit together, bcuz this idea has been thrown around for at least a decade if my memory serves me right.

Gerry D'Cunha Jun 23, 2013 08:41pm

calling APC over karachi situation will not work unless the sindh govt looks into the root cause ie the entire law in force agency in karachi needs to be changed, as criminals from top to bottom are in these agency and supporters of the talibans

Sohail Jumani Jun 23, 2013 10:11pm

Surprised snap checking? How is it going to help with the already corrupt police acting? As a matter of fact they usually stop innocents and criminals are already given their ways. "What do you do? Where is your work? Whats does your father do?" These are three questions they usually ask and then for the vehicle's papers and luckily we have all the documents, then they try to threaten over different allowed contents that we have in our pocket. Are these culprits really eligible to maintain peace in the city?

Shahzad Jun 24, 2013 08:49am

Security in Karachi is not a cup of tea for Mr CM. Mr. Nisar should directly interfere in Karachi. The city must be de-weaponised. Cancell all licenses issued in Karachi and Sind. Put all Karachi areas under strict curfew for few days and conduct house to house search for weapons and criminals. No Mercy for culprits!

Kalimullah Jun 24, 2013 02:12pm

They are in the Govt more then 5 years, tell me now how can they solve the problem?. May be this time they found one magic wand.