KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that Rangers will stay in Sindh, particularly in Karachi till the police are made capable of dealing the situation on their own.
Talking to a body of TV anchors and producers who called on him at CM House, Murad Ali Shah claimed that the provincial government has enhanced the salaries of the police, imparted them the best training and now recruitment in the law enforcement agency is done purely on merit
“We have also strengthened them with latest weapons, vehicles and other gadgets and now they are morally on high grounds,” said Shah.
However, while answering a question, he said that Rangers, the paramilitary force, will stay in the province, particularly in the capital till the police are fully capable of dealing the situation on their own.
He was of the view that Afghan war was a turning point in the peaceful history of the country as the war brought heaps of weapons in the Pakistan, particularly in Karachi.
“The criminal elements emerged because weapons were easily available and they managed to enter the political system,” he said and added this trend caused serious damage to the politics apart from destroying a peaceful, business-oriented culture of the country.
The chief minister said that the different police operations were launched against the criminals in the city but the criminals had patronage and they killed each and every policeman in a target who had participated in the operation.
“In this way more than 150 policemen were killed by the criminals in the city and this killing badly hurt the morale of the police,” said the CM while adding that PPP inherited the worst law and order situation when it came to power.
“We tried to purge the politics of criminal elements but things went from bad to worse and ultimately a targeted operation was launched in which police Rangers and intelligence organisations worked hard and achieved the desired results,” the CM concluded.
Information Minister Syed Nasir Shah, MPAs, Saeed Ghani, Dr Mahesh Malani and Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Secretary Energy Agha Wasif and Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro also attended the meeting.