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Army chief approves increase in military courts for Karachi

Updated August 25, 2015

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COAS pinning badges to formally install  Lieutenant Gen Zamir Ul Hassan Shah, Adjutant General Pakistan Army  as Colonel Commandant of Army Air Defence. ─ Photo courtesy: ISPR
COAS pinning badges to formally install Lieutenant Gen Zamir Ul Hassan Shah, Adjutant General Pakistan Army as Colonel Commandant of Army Air Defence. ─ Photo courtesy: ISPR
Army Chief offering Dua at the Yadgar-i-Shuhada monument. ─ Photo courtesy: ISPR
Army Chief offering Dua at the Yadgar-i-Shuhada monument. ─ Photo courtesy: ISPR

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of military courts for Karachi to handle outstanding terror cases.

General Sharif took the decision while chairing the security briefing at Corps V Headquarters. He was also briefed on the current security situation of the city.

The security briefing was also attended by the Corps Commander, Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa, Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Hyder Jamali and representatives from the intelligence agencies.

He commended all ranks of the Rangers, police, intelligence agencies and the people of Karachi for their support on the occasion.

The chief of army staff also directed all concerned authorities to continue the security operation across the board, and break the nexus that exists between terrorism, criminal mafias and corruption to ensure peace and prosperity in the commercial hub of the country.

In order to increase the operational capacity of Karachi's police forces, equipment worth Rs65 million was handed over, while training for the same has been completed.

Earlier in the day, the army chief visited Army Air Defence center in Karachi's Malir Cantonment area and laid floral wreath at the Yadgar-i-Shuhada monument.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif was briefed about the training activities at the center which was founded in 1989.

He also pinned the badges of rank on the shoulders of Lieutenant General Zamir Ul Hassan Shah, Adjutant General Pakistan Army to formally install him as Colonel Commandant of Army Air Defence.

General Raheel Sharif also addressed all officers and men of the Garrison. He is also scheduled to visit Corps V Headquarters also known as Karachi Corps later during the day.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Karachi, on Monday evening amid strict security, to review the overall security situation of the provincial capital city.