KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza has said that a list of sensitive areas has been finalized and soon a grand operation would be launched to cleanse Karachi of all the criminal elements.
Talking to reporters outside Home Secretary office on Thursday Mirza said all trouble and sensitive areas have been short listed and their maps have been prepared adding that the surgical operation would be conducted through police and Rangers
He said that all the political parties would be taken on board regarding the operation.
Mirza informed that a meeting has been called at the Governor House and both, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) will be attending it.
He said that culprits involved in Shar Shah terror incident would be arrested soon and more than 40 suspects have already been taken into custody, who are being interrogated.
He said to provide protection to people of Karachi is our responsibility and he is carrying out this responsibility. He said that citizens need mot be afraid and soon they would hear good news regarding peace in Karachi
Meanwhile according to media reports, a police official was shot dead in Hijrat Colony earlier in the day, while another person was killed in Joharabad Colony. In the meantime, police and paramilitary units intensified patrols in West Zone police station areas including Moach Goth, Sayedabad, Balcoh Mohalla, Jahan Abad Old Goli Mar and Zamindar Hotel. The provincial government has also marked the above said places as the most sensitive areas of the metropolis city.
Members of the Rangers paramilitary and police were patrolling Layari, a low-income southern neighbourhood and other sensitive areas where the violence has been concentrated, police said.