By Shakil Paracha
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the success story of Karachi operation was so candid that today we were discussing street crime, socio-development and making the peace sustainable in the apex committee otherwise we used to discuss terrorism, mafias and gangs operation.
This he said while presiding over 23rdApex Committee meeting here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Humayun Saeed, Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Shah, Minister for Works Syed Nasir Shah, CM Advisor on law Murtaza Wahab, Advocate General Sindh, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam, Home Secretary Kazi Kabir, Prosecutor General Sindh, Adl IG CTD and provincial heads of intelligence agencies.
The agenda of the meeting was to review implementation status of 22ndApex Committee meeting, briefing on current security situation, review of National Action Plan, discussion on the investigation and prosecution of Anti-terrorism cases. The meeting started at 10 am and concluded at 2pm. In this four hour long meeting important discussions and decisions were taken.
In the meeting Home Secretary Kazi Kabir gave presentation on national Action Plan and implementation of Apex Committee decisions, the IG Police gave presentation on overall law & order situation and DG Rangers briefed the meeting on targeted operation.
The meeting was unique in the sense that instead of discussing terrorism incidents, except Chinese Consulate attack and blast at Quaidabad socio uplift was discussed threadbare. Home secretary Kazi Kabir briefed the meeting about overall Apex Committee decsions and implementation. His presentation was on the points as follows: Madaris: On the decision of drafting law for registration and regulation of Madaris, the meeting was told that in pursuant of the directions of federal government a `Provincial Working Group’ has been constituted under the chairmanship of Home Secretary and comprising of head and representatives of the relevant departments such as social welfare, Industries, Religious Affairs, school & college education, Member Board of Revenue, Adl IG Special Branch, DIG CTD, Joint Director of IB.