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Federal govt assures all assistance to Sindh govt to curb unrest

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KARACHI: The federal government on Monday assured all out assistance to the Sindh government to curb the unrest and maintaining law and order situation in the province, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.

Nisar arrived in Karachi on his first visit as federal minister on Monday morning to assess the law and order situation in Sindh, particularly in its capital.

“The purpose of my visit is to hold consultation with the Chief Minister Sindh, Governor and the civil armed forces. I will witness the ground situation myself,” Nisar said while speaking to reporters in Karachi at Karachi airport.

The Interior Minister said the federal government assures all out assistance to provincial governor to curb the unrest.

“The law and order situation must improve in Karachi it could not be ignored since its fallout affects economy of the entire country,” Nisar said.

Replying to a question of possible Governor Rule in Sindh, Nisar dismissed the notion as mere rumor. “No such proposal is under consideration, however, the provincial government is solely responsible for maintaining law and order situation.”

Nisar said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has shortlisted candidates for posts of governors and president of Pakistan.

To a query about Pakistan’s cooperation with UK in the murder case of MQM leader Imran Farooq, Nisar said that the Britain has not formally contacted Islamabad so far.

Nisar said he would also hold meetings with PML-F chief Pir Pagara on selection of presidential candidates.

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