Once again Chief of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif reiterated that all the available resources would be utilized to ensure permanent peace in Karachi, the biggest city of the country and financial hub.
He said this during his second visit of the city with in a month. While chairing a five-hour long security meeting with senior military officials at Corps Headquarters Karachi, General Sharif stated categorically that the army would not relent until all terrorists had been brought to justice. During the meeting, the army chief also praised the intelligence agencies for achieving major breakthroughs.
Rangers operation has made a considerable impact on the overall law and order situation in Karachi compared to the lawlessness that was a hallmark of the city before the launch of the operation. It has been evident that after the successful military campaign situation in the city has improved drastically which was hit by chaos. Target killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom were the routine crimes in the city. A steep decline in the crime rate of the city is being witnessed after the successful operation.
During the meeting, the army chief also praised the intelligence agencies for achieving major breakthroughs. Due to the efforts of law enforcing agencies crime rate in the port city of Pakistan, crime rate has been declined by fifty percent in comparison to the previous last two years. But still a lot more needs to be done to make city peaceful permanently. The threat of militancy and terrorism is very serious and it needs joint efforts by all for its tackling. We as a nation also need to realize that we are fighting against militants and to curb terrorism is a shared responsibility.
We should appreciate COAS’s resolve to continue the fight against terrorism till its logical end.