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IGP Sindh opposes military operation in Karachi

22 November, 2012

HYDERABAD: Inspector General Sindh Police Fayyaz Ahmad Khan Leghari addressing a press conference at Shahbaz Hall.
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HYDERABAD: IG Sindh Fayyaz Leghari said an army operation should not be conducted in Karachi, adding that the capacity of the already present paramilitary forces in the city should be increased.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, IG Sindh Leghari said that the army will not be called in during Muharram and they have only been asked to remain on standby.

While talking about the law and order situation in Karachi, Leghari said it was not sectarian problems but a third element that was involved in making the city unstable.

IGP Sindh Leghari further claimed that 165 target killers and 12,000 terrorists have been arrested till now, adding that no members of political wings were among those arrested.

Speaking about sectarian terrorism in Hyderabad, IG Sindh assured that wave of sectarian violence has been controlled and four accused in sectarian killings have been arrested from the city.

Terrorists want to weaken Pakistan: Sharjeel Memon

Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon said that the terrorists want to weaken Pakistan.

While condemning the Karachi blast, that took place this evening near imambargah in Orangi Town number 5, he said that the incident was not occurred due to security failure.

Memon came to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to inquire about the health condition of injured people in the blast. He said that in Abbas Town's blast, the terrorists could not enter the imambargah.

Earlier this evening, at least a man was killed while seven others are reported injured in two blasts that took place near Imambargah situated in Orangi Town number 5.

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