Africans suspected behind Karachi unrest
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Karachi, July 27, IRNA -- Minister for Interior Rehman Malik has said that suspects from different African countries are involved in terrorist activities in the southern port city of Karachi.
Malik did not name the African country, but he did say that the government had a list of the suspects who visited and created the law and order situation.
He said this while talking to the media after a meeting on the law and order situation of Karachi.
Earlier Rehman Malik had said that Israeli-made weapons were being used by miscreants to foment unrest in Karachi.
“Over 200 persons have been arrested and Israel-made weapons, including AK-45s, have been recovered from them. This proves that a foreign hand is behind the unrest in Karachi,” he told newsmen.
Karachi is Pakistan’s financial hub and has been a victim of target killing for more than a decade.
Any problem in Karachi has direct affect on the economic situation of the whole country as declining law and order situation in the city brings down trade and business activities in the Pakistan’s largest city.
Rehman Malik said, “We have directed police, law enforcement agencies and the FIA to keep a check on the activities of these suspects so that action can be taken against them”.
He said that the president had asked the provincial government to deploy more Frontier Constabulary and Rangers in disturbed areas. “President Zardari wants to see peace in the city and we will put in an all-out effort to make the situation normal”, he said.
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