LAHORE: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Monday has demanded of the government to initiate a Rangers-led security operation in Punjab by first nabbing a ‘facilitating minister’.
Addressing a press conference here, he claimed that the government was not of the opinion to have Rangers carry out an operation in all parts of Punjab but some. He demanded of the government to carry out an indiscriminate security operation against all miscreant elements in Punjab like that underway in Karachi. The former Chief Minister of Punjab demanded complete policing powers for Rangers in Punjab.
He said that sincerity of the government to eradicate terrorism would be proved if a ‘facilitating minister’ is the first in line of arrests. While commenting on Pakistan Super League 2017 that is underway, he said that cricket matches were not needed to be played outside Pakistan if the government had brought perpetrators of attack on Sri Lankan team to justice. The PML-Q chief said that the leaders have failed to provide safe lives to the people.
Pervaiz Elahi welcomed assertion of Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa of provision of security to the people and foiling terror bids. It should be noted here that the force is leading an operation in Sindh since 2013 and crime incidence has reduced following the deployment.