KARACHI: The military establishment on Thursday hinted that the Karachi operation, which is going to complete four years next month, was not going to end anytime soon as the new corps commander of the city in a meeting with the Sindh governor vowed to continue the exercise “till its logical end”.
During a meeting at Governor House Governor Mohammed Zubair and Corps Commander Karachi Lt-Gen Shahid Baig Mirza discussed efforts that were afoot to make peace in the city sustainable and lasting, after the sacrifices of many security and law enforcement personnel.
“They [Sindh governor and corps commander] discussed the overall law and order situation in Sindh, the ongoing operation and issues of mutual interest in detail,” said a statement issued from Governor House after the meeting. “It was agreed during the meeting that the ongoing operation would continue till its logical end. Both the dignitaries showed resolve to meet all the challenges for sustainable peace in Karachi and other parts of the province.”
The corps commander’s thoughts came a few days after the results of the nearly four-year-old Karachi operation were challenged in targeted attacks carried out recently in different parts of the city mainly targeting Karachi police personnel and some political workers. Only last month, some half a dozen policemen in different parts of the city and at least four workers associated with different political parties were killed.