Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan. — File photo

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan on Thursday said that the operation in Karachi was progressing successfully and had helped in controlling the city's security situation, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives in Khairpur, Mr Wasan lauded the performance of police and Rangers with regard to the operation.

He further said that the operation was indiscriminate and that the authorities would act wherever "terrorists, extortionists and target killers" took shelter.

Mr Wasan said "no-go areas" would also be eliminated from the city and lasting peace would soon be established.

"The operation in Karachi started on August 10...500 suspects were arrested within 10 days...large quantities of arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession," he told reporters.

Mr Wasan said that all political parties were cooperating with the government over the operation.

He moreover said that if the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) joined the government, "we would welcome them".

Mr Wasan said that operations would also be carried out against dacoits and kidnappers in interior Sindh in order to make the province peaceful and secure. — DawnNews

Opinion

Editorial

Dark days
Updated 26 May, 2022

Dark days

The PTI, on its part, does not seem to have been prepared to face such a large deployment of state machinery.
26 May, 2022

No room for dissent

WHILE political turmoil roils the land, a number of incidents over the past few days have demonstrated that though...
26 May, 2022

Harassing passengers

REPORTS of the confiscation of personal items from passengers’ private luggage by customs officials at Karachi’s...
Back to bedlam
Updated 25 May, 2022

Back to bedlam

FEAR tactics have never worked in the past, and most likely will not this time either. The government’s ...
25 May, 2022

Balochistan blaze

THE forest fire on the Koh-i-Sulaiman range in Balochistan’s Shirani area is among a series of blazes to have...
25 May, 2022

Unequal citizens

INDIFFERENCE would have been bad enough, but the state’s attitude towards non-Muslims falls squarely in the...