KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited Agha Khan Hospital (AKH) and inquired about the health of Geo News Anchor Hamid Mir, who was critically injured in armed attack near Karachi Airport on Saturday.
The prime minster was accompanied by Federal Minister for Defense, Water and Power, Khawaja Asif, Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad and other government officials.
The prime minister and other people accompanying him presented bouquets to Hamid Mir and inquired about his health.
Talking to media after his visit, Nawaz said that attack on Hamid Mir was shocking and an investigation was going on in order to unearth the facts behind the attack.
“I have talked to law enforcing officials who had assured me of their complete efforts in order to arrest the culprits and the government will also not leave any leaf unturned in order to bring the culprits to justice,” he assured.
The prime minister said that an empowered judicial commission had been formed and it would soon initiate its works. “The report of the judicial commission will be made public,” he added.
Nawaz said that terrorism is not only a problem for Karachi but it is being faced by entire country. He said that government was trying to control the wave of terrorism and soon this menace would be stamped out.
“Government is taking every step to ensure peace in Karachi and in this regard, Karachi operation will continue as it has proved fruitful,” he said.
He said that the government is trying to resolve issues through dialogue process and the process is going on with Taliban and it would take some time to reach the end result. “Ups and downs come in such process but we will continue our efforts to bring peace in the country,” he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister chaired a meeting on law and order situation in Karachi, which was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Director General Rangers Major General Rizwan Akhter, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Iqbal Mehmood, AIGP Shahid Hayat, Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiana and others.
The Sindh police officials briefed prime minister regarding progress on the case of attack on Hamid Mir and assured him that soon the culprits would be arrested.
Talking to newsmen after meeting, DG Rangers said that the Pakistan Protection Act was not being used to victimize a single group instead it would be used to interrogate the culprits for a longer period.