KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that terrorists enter Sindh from Balochistan to carry out their activities.
Talking to a 29-member delegation of Foreign Service Academy in Karachi on Wednesday, the chief minister said that the provincial government had made special security arrangements with the support of Punjab government on their common border to prevent movement of anti-state elements.
The chief minister regretted that the federal government was not ready to place certain madrassahs on watch list despite the provision of proof for their involvement in acts of terrorism in Sindh. He disclosed that a list of 96 marassahs was given to the federal government after a lot of hard work and investigation.
He spoke of suspicious activities going on in these marassahs and terrorists being facilitated from there.
Murad Ali Shah also said that there were prohibited areas in the city, sectarianism was on the rise and armed terrorists had entered the political and religious parties. He added that the provincial government with the cooperation of the citizens confronted these challenges and made the Karachi operation successful.
The chief minister pointed out that there was a rule of street criminals in Sindh in 1980 and it was difficult to travel in the interior of the province without a police escort. He said that the situation is much better today, adding that the challenge before the government is to ensure the continuation of peace in Karachi.
The CM also said that they had improved the governance and introduced reforms in police, and added that reconstruction activities are continuing in Karachi.