No compromise on registration of madaris in Sindh: Chandio

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced that decision regarding registration of the religious seminaries (madaris) is final and no compromise would be made in this regard.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday after apex committee meeting, Maula Bux Chandio, adviser to Sindh chief minister on information, said that registration of religious seminaries (madaris) in the province is inevitable. However, he added, they were not opposed to consultation.
Chandio said the government would address reservations of relevant quarters regarding seminary reforms. He also appreciated efforts of law enforcement agencies in tackling menace of terrorism.
He claimed that the Sindh government implemented National Action Plan on counter terrorism more in its province than any other counterpart did.
To another question, the CM’s advisor any organization intending to collected hides of sacrificial animals this Eid will require to first obtain no objection certificate from relevant deputy commissioner. He said that government would also carry out audit of the hides collectors.
The DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar and IG Sindh briefed members of the committee on the progress made with regard to the law and order situation of Karachi ever since the launch of the operation in 2013.
According to details, the topics that came under discussion were related to the security situation of the province, National Action Plan, targeted operations and the circumstances that evolved after the August 22 incident.
Among those in attendance were Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, provincial ministers Nisar Khoro, Maula Bakhsh Chandio, Corps Commander Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar, DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, IG Sindh, Chief Secretary, Interior Ministry Secretary, Advocate General and Prosecutor General.
IG Sindh and DG Rangers briefed the members of the apex committee on the overall law and order situation of the province, ever since the Karachi operation was launched in September 2013. Major General Bilal Akbar apprised the members of the committee that 5,863 target killings’ confessions have been obtained as a result of the arrest of 654 target killers belonging to the MQM.
He further stated that 848 target killers had been arrested and had confessed to being involved in 7,224 crimes. 94 target killers connected to the Lyari gang-war have been arrested and they have confessed to committing 804 murders, according to DG Rangers. Major General Bilal Akbar briefed the members of the apex committee that 99 target killers had been arrested, who had confessed to committing 804 murders.
The Chief Secretary of Sindh also briefed the members of the committee on the implementation of the National Action Plan.
The apex committee also decided to set up a special police force to deal with riots and protests in Karachi. The special force will comprise of 100 personnel. The new force will be trained by the Pakistan army.
When asked by demolition of MQM offices, he said the offices of Mutahidda were constructed ofngovernment land, hence they were razed.

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