Cabinet to discuss situation in Karachi

Taking notice of the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday convened a special meeting in Islamabad which will also be attended by top Sindh leadership and senior officials.

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Published: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 11:50 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:16 PM

The Prime Minister’s response has come in the wake of demand by Karachi’s business and industry as well as by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) that Karachi should be handed over to the army to restore peace in country’s financial hub.

Sources said Sharif has decided that a cabinet meeting will soon be held to determine which parties are in favour of this demand. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt-Gen. Zaheerul Islam as well as IGPs will be called to attend the meeting.

Earlier, major political parties in Sindh rejected MQM’s demand to deploy army in Karachi to maintain law and order.

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