“Leave no stone unturned in finding the attackers who killed a popular singer and gunmen who kidnapped the son of the provincial chief judge,” Sharif ordered commanders while addressing a high-level meeting at Rangers headquarters on June 26.
The army chief said that ongoing operation had brought about a noticeable improvement in law and order situation of Karachi.
However as we progress to target the crime and terror syndicate network, “we need to keep our focus on actionable human and technical intelligence and totally dismantle their support structure.”
We must continue our mission unabated to consolidate and not let anyone reverse our gains. Expressing his assurance to the people of Karachi the COAS emphasized that the nexus of terrorists, their abettors, sympathizers and financiers will be broken at all cost and ongoing operation will be taken to its logical conclusion.
He urged upon all stake holders for earnest endeavors in respective spheres within the overall ‘Whole of the Nation Approach’ for overcoming the menace of terrorism.
The army chief visit to Karachi comes in the wake of two incidents involving high-profile figures in the city — killing of renowned qawwal Amjad Sabri and abduction of Sindh High Court chief justice’s son.
Gen Raheel was briefed in detail by Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar on the paramilitary force’s ongoing operation, the law and order situation in Karachi.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had also touched down in Karachi earlier in the day, and held a meeting with Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad.
Later, Nisar along with the governor reached the residence of slain qawwal Sabri and assured to provide justice to his family.
The son of SHC Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was kidnapped in Clifton on June 20 , but the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) remained clueless about his disappearance until the family pointed it out hours later. The law-enforcers finally declared the incident a case of kidnapping after collecting evidence and recording eyewitness accounts.
Amjad Sabri, 45, was travelling by car from his home in the city’s Liquatabad area to a television studio, when a motorcycle pulled up alongside the vehicle and the attackers opened fire, thus killing him on the spot.
Sabri was hit by five bullets and was declared dead at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.