Meeting: (Apex Committee decides to speed up operation against terrorists)


ISLAMABAD: The Special Apex Committee meeting held on Thursday at Corps Headquarters in Karachi reviewed the ongoing operation to hunt down terrorists and those committing heinous crimes.

The meeting was attended among others by Governor and Chief Minister of Sindh, Chief of Army Staff, DG ISI; DG MI; DGMO, DG Rangers, Corps Commander, Chief Secretary Sindh and IG Police Sindh.

The Committee decided to continue across the board operation with increased tempo. It decided to apprehend criminals and their abettors regardless of political, religious, ethnic, sectarian or any other affiliations and proscribed outfits.

A system would be developed for strict checking at all entry and exit points of Karachi. An Intelligence sub-committee of the Apex Committee would coordinate and synergise civil-military intelligence effort for optimally effective Intelligence Based operations.

It was decided to check all financial channels funding to criminals and militants and terrorists. There would be effective policing and surveillance in vast suburbs of Karachi to prevent sneaking terrorist attacks.

It was decided there would be transparent and merit based appointment of various department officials with oversight mechanism to help the system for long term sustainability.

Intelligence agencies were directed to work together to exploit existing leads to nab terrorists and criminals. It was also decided to hold regular and meaningful weekly meetings of the Apex Committee.

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