KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar has said that Karachi operation is aimed at restoring peace of the city and it would be done at all costs.
He vowed that terrorists, their facilitators, target killers and extortionists would not be spared. He said that Karachi operation would be taken to its logical conclusion.
According to media reports the Corps Commander stated this while addressing a National Defence University seminar entitled “Peace, Security and Governance” on Saturday.
"We are challenging their physical capabilities, we are challenging their facilitation networks, we are challenging their financial lifelines and we are also challenging their ability to manipulate systems." he added. He said that Karachi operation would continue until peace was established in the city.
He said that along with the presence of terrorist groups several mafias were also active in the city. He stressed that maintaining peace in the city was their responsibility. “Law and order situation in Karachi over a period of time has suffered from series of failing and errors including administrative incompetence and political dysfunction." he added.
He said that Karachi’s police and administration needs to be liberated from interference. He said that thousands of people including security personnel have been martyred in acts of terrorism and added that a nation where people are prepared to render scarifies could not be defeated.