Wednesday, July 15, 2009

CMC CIRCLE WIDENED IN CITY Terrorist to be dealt with iron hands: Malik

The federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik yesterday said the jurisdiction of Crisis Management Cell has been widened in Karachi for peace in the city; the Cell will have cooperation of IB and other agencies. Addressing the journalists accompanied with Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at CM House, he said CMC will have link with governor and CM.
Rehman Malik said the intelligence network has been increased six-fold; the number of Rangers is also being augmented in city.
He said he met Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain twice who assured him of complete cooperation. Malik said he wants judicial investigations of the target-killings in Karachi, urging the people to make mobile video of such target-killings and send them to interior ministry. He said there is no operation underway in Karachi, only security arrangements are being made.
He said that the Government has taken strict notice of target killings in and concrete measures have been taken in this regard during the last 3 days.
Interior Minister declared that the government will have zero tolerance against target killings with the help of political parties while relevant agencies have been given a role and these would be totally halted.
He said that President has taken strict cognizance of this and that is why he is here on his instructions and he (Minister) is working on this matter for the last 3 days and had been in contact with the intelligence agencies.
Strict action will be taken against black sheep destabilizing the country; he announced adding that no sabotage conspiracy would be allowed to succeed. He said that remnants of anti-Pakistan elements that started destabilization from Malakand too will be eliminated.
“No one would be allowed to indulge in any anti-Pakistan act either from here or from anywhere else and we will deal with all those with an iron hand who would dare to challenge the writ of the government”.

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