Targeted killing incidents in Karachi reduced by 97 per cent, says DG ISPR
There has been a significant decrease in the crime rate in Karachi, with a 98 percent overall decrease in the incidents of terrorism, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor told journalists on Sunday evening.
He said this while announcing the launch of a major operation in the Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency, code named Khyber-IV, saying Daesh had gained strength in an Afghan area close to the border.
The DG highlighted that targeted killings and extortion or kidnappings have been reduced to 97 per cent and 96 per cent respectively.
He commended the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for their role in bringing down the crime rate in the metropolis.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor recalled that a meeting of the provincial apex committee held in Karachi was attended by the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to review the security situation.
The most important decision taken in the meeting was to monitor the decisions taken in the previous apex committee meetings, he added.
“Issues prevalent in the city were among the major highlights,” the DG said. “The role of civil administration and governing bodies was also reviewed.”
He said that decisions regarding water supply, sewerage and several issues were also taken into account during the huddle.
Earlier, paramilitary Sindh Rangers Director General (DG) Maj-Gen Mohammed Saeed said that Karachi has reclaimed it status as the city of lights, which is flourishing and the citizens are no longer afraid for their lives. He was speaking at a youth festival held at Peoples Football Stadium in Lyari.
The Karachi operation was initiated in September 2013, on the directives of the federal government to purge the city of terrorist elements.