In the evening, General Raheel Sharif visited Corps Headquarters Karachi. Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Advisor (NSA) Lt Gen (r) Nasser Janjua, Sindh governor and CM, Home Minister Sindh Sohail Anwar Sial, DG ISI and the Corps Commander also attended the meeting. Participants were briefed in detail about security situation and various aspects of ongoing operation against terrorists, criminals and their linkages in Karachi.
The COAS said that the ongoing operation had brought about a noticeable improvement in the law and order situation of Karachi.
“However, as we progress to target the crime and terror syndicate network, we need to keep our focus on actionable human and technical intelligence and totally dismantle their support structure,” the COAS said.
He said that the Karachi operation has now entered into a phase where terrorists and their abettors are badly bruised, isolated; and hence, will go for softer targets in order to undermine the society psychologically. The COAS instructed all the authorities concerned to hunt down the terrorists and pre-empt their moves to frustrate their designs.
“We must continue our mission unabated to consolidate and not let anyone reverse our gains.”
Expressing his assurance to the people of Karachi the COAS emphasised that the nexus of terrorists, their abettors, sympathisers and financiers will be broken at all costs and the ongoing operation will be taken to its logical conclusion. He urged upon all the stakeholders to make earnest efforts in their respective spheres within the overall ‘Whole of the Nation Approach’ for overcoming the menace of terrorism.
He also instructed to introduce measures to build capacity of other law enforcers for lasting peace in the economic hub of the country.