KARACHI, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan has said that anti-Pakistan forces have always strived to destroy the peace of Karachi as it would eventually affect the economy of the country because the city is financial hub of the country.
He was talking to the Gunnery Staff Course officers of Pakistan Army, who called him on Tuesday at Governor House. He said Pakistan is an agriculture country and full of resources. He said that Pakistan was the largest city of Islamic world which generates 70% revenue for Pakistan.
He said that people from all areas of the country come here for better livelihood and education. He said that many due to immense increase in population, the problems of the city have also increased significantly while controlling the law and order has become an enormous task.
He said that for such a mega city, only 30, 000 police officials were performing their duties while only 6 to 7 thousand were operational at a time. He said that political involvement has also affected the performance of police. He said that despite all hurdles, the Sindh Police has given better performance.
Governor Sindh said that Karachi was also facing gas and power shortage akin to other parts of the country which was badly affecting the industrial growth. He said that poverty and unemployment were increasing while the government was doing its best to tackle the challenge while better results have been achieved.
To a question, he said that there was no operation being conducted in Lyari; however, action was taken against criminal elements. He said that anti-Pakistan wall chalking in Lyari proved that not only criminal elements, groups such as BLA and other banned outfits were working in the location. He said that Lyari had become a stronghold of not only criminal element but anti-Pakistan outfits therefore the government of Sindh decided to take action.
To a question, he said that Karachi was an ideal place for the investors as cheap human resource is easily available while those multinational companies who had invested here in the past were making profit. He said that huge opportunities exist for investment in the city while the government was providing infrastructure so that the investors feel comfortable.