ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Thursday lauded Rangers for substantially reducing crime rate in the country’s economic hub.
He said Rangers have not only revived the writ of the government but also reduced crimes, which has infused confidence in the masses as well as business community, the main victim of lawlessness.
Talking to the business community, he said Pakistan’s international credit worthiness cannot improve unless situation in Karachi is made better which is only possible in presence of Rangers.
He said life is returning to normalcy in Karachi where economic activities are gaining momentum and soon this city would become darling of the investors who would make a beeline for opportunities.
To ensure lasting peace in Karachi, the tenure of this effective and non-political institution must be increased by two years to 2017 to ensure peace, foil terror attacks and success of Pak-China economic corridor, he demanded.
Lauding the one-month extension in stay of Rangers in Karachi, he said that Gen. Bilal Akbar and his team should get additional powers due to their unprecedented success in operations against criminals.
The veteran business leader also demanded of the Rangers of keep a bird’s eye on 912 km Pak-India border falling under their ambit to frustrate terror bids. Differences between Rangers and MQM should be resolved in the Apex Committee, he demanded.