KARACHI – Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s long awaited demand fulfilled as the government of Sindh has finally formed the grievances committee to address complaints regarding Karachi targeted operation.
The provincial home secretary Dr Niaz Ali Abbasi will head the committee, which also includes law secretary, addition IG Sindh and a representative of Rangers.
After reviewing a particular complaint, the committee will present a report to Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah within 30 days of receiving the complaint.
The targeted operation started in Karachi after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the metropolitan in September last year in a bid to devise a strategy to curb violence. With the provincial government on board, the prime minister had given a go-ahead to the paramilitary force to conduct raids and arrest criminals with the help of the police. Subsequently, the operation began on September 7, 2013.
In the past, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has claimed that the party was being targeted specifically and alienated in the Karachi operation.
Its also pertinent to mention here that Nawaz Sharif, in his last visit to Karachi gave directives to form such a committee after holding consultation with political leadership of all parties.