Wassan informed the President that more than 50 people were arrested who were involved in extortion. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday issued an order for initiating a complete crack down against the extortion mafia, DawnNews reported.

A meeting pertaining to the issue of maintaining law and order was held in the Presidency presided by the President.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, Sindh chief secretary Raja Mohammad Abbas, Sindh home minister and other high officials were present in the meeting.

The Sindh home minister Manzoor Wassan briefed the President about the law and order situation.

Zardari said that the traders are vital for every country, hence security should be granted to them.

The President directed Wassan to conduct a meeting with the traders on monthly basis and report him.

Zardari said the Sindh government should cope up to improve the rangers and police services in the industrial area.

Wassan informed the President that more than 50 people were arrested who were involved in extortion.

On March 17, a strike call was given by a trader federation which was actively supported by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and some other political parties.

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