ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday said the governments of Sindh and federation had decided to jointly eradicate dacoits from katcha areas of Shikarpur and Jacobabad.
“Strict action would be taken against any influential person who would be found involved with them,” Sheikh Rasheed said while addressing media in Karachi.
He said the cases against robbers, involved in extortion, abduction and murder, would be filed under Terrorism Act and speedy trials would be conducted against them.
“Rangers would provide as much weapons to Sindh police as required and is also ready to serve as a backup for Sindh police in the operation in Katcha areas,” he maintained.
The interior minister said any kind of weapon including drones would be provided on the provincial government’s request. It is prerogative of the Sindh govt to use Rangers wherever it needed, he said adding that maintaining peace was the joint aim of the federation and province.
To a query, Sheikh Rasheed said strict action would be taken against the corrupt officers at NADRA centers in Karachi who were involved in issuing CNICs to terrorist elements. Some of them have even been arrested, he said.
To another query, he said neither Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to interfere in any matter of Sindh nor he wanted to impose governor rule here.