PM vows not to quit efforts for restoring Karachi peace

KARACHI: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on Monday vowed not to leave the task of restoring peace in Karachi incomplete. 

Addressing a gathering of businessmen and traders here at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), the premier said the incumbent government is committed to purging the country of the menace of extremism and terrorism.

He said there is good improvement in the situation of Karachi’s law and order compared to that of three years ago and for this congratulated the Director General Sindh Rangers, Inspector General Sindh and Chief Secretary who were present among the audience.

The Premier, however, did not mention the name of Sindh Chief Minister , Syed Qaim Ali Shah who is the captain of Karachi operation.

What surprised many was also the conspicuous absence of the Sindh CM in the programme.

The PM on the occasion announced to reduce the power tariff by Rs3 per unit for the industry with effect from January 2016.

“We come in power for a five-year term and the time passes before we could begin to make head or tail of things,” he said, adding that he has just started to get the hang of it all.

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