Interior Minister Rehman Malik. – File Photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik on Tuesday said law and order situation in Karachi was improving as no one would be allowed to disrupt peace in the port city.

He said operation in Karachi was being conducted without any discrimination, with the sole objective to bring normalcy and ensure peace.

Talking to media persons during his visit to National Press Club (NPC), Rehman Malik said the law enforcement agencies had apprehended 48 target killers, 90 criminals, 28 extortionists and recovered 308 weapons from their possession.

Enumerating further details of the operation, he said flags of political parties have been removed from various locations, adding that around 14,000 acre of land, captured by land mafia, was taken back.

Replying to a question, he said people arrested during Karachi operation were belonged to all political parties and was of the view that parties cannot recruit criminals, but they (culprits) commit crimes and later try to take refuge in political parties.

Rehman Malik said his Ministry has audio, video tapes and list of criminals and he would make public names of the criminals after getting permission from Supreme Court.

“I would consult with federal lawyer Babar Awan to get permission from the Supreme Court for making public the names of criminals,” he added.

About the allegations of leader of opposition in National Assembly, Rehman Malik made it clear that he has no link with any terrorist.

Replying to another question, the Minister said he is enjoying good relations with MQM, which is part of the parliament and people have elected MQM's representatives.

“It would be unjustified to declare terrorists any political party without any evidence,” he added.

Rehman Malik said he has not released any criminal in Karachi and if anyone has evidence, can approach the court.