Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa headed a special meeting of the Sindh Apex Committee at Headquarters Karachi Corps on Tuesday. The meeting was briefed about the law and order situation of Karachi and the internal security matters of the province.
It was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Inspector General Police AD Khowaja, Commander Karachi Corps, DG ISI, DG Pakistan Ranger Sindh and other officials, read an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.
While expressing its satisfaction on the improvement of security in the city, the attendants stressed the importance of persistent efforts to achieve durable peace and stability in Sindh.
Gen Bajwa appreciated the recent improvements in the capability and capacity of the Sindh Police, he suggested improvements in its internal functioning to include induction on merit, availability of young trained leadership and strengthening of command.
"Stable law and order in the country are only possible with the effective writ of the state through implementation of state laws, its willing abidance by the public and across the board speedy dispensation of justice. Despite considerable headway, we have a long way to go on these counts. The Army shall continue to render its full support to all state institutions in this regard", COAS concluded.
"Areas requiring more focus to retain the peace dividends were identified for further progress to include police reforms, better coordination between federal and provincial authorities on National Action Plan (NAP), expeditious completion of safe city project and the need for speedy prosecution besides others," read the press release.
The progress of NAP was reviewed and escape of high-profile terrorists from central jail Karachi with suggested corrective measures also came under discussion.