KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has vowed to root out terrorism and claimed that crime has come down by 80 percent in the port city.

Addressing a passing out ceremony of Sindh Police here Saturday, Sindh Chief Minister praised police, saying that police played key role in eliminating terrorism.
Commenting on the Criminal Prosecution Service (Amendment) Bill 2015, passed by Sindh Assembly on Friday, Qaim Ali Shah said court is the final authority in the bill as it has to make ultimate decision.

The bill is aimed at strengthening the prosecution, he said. He said it was not fair to put blame on anyone without having concrete evidence.

Speaking on the occasion, IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali said over 700 suspects were killed and more than 12,000 arrested in Karachi operation last year.

He claimed that owing to ongoing operation against miscreants, terror incidents reduced by 80 percent, target killing and murder saw a decline by 55 and extortion by 53 percent.