KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday said Rangers would also participate along with police in the ongoing operation against criminal elements in Lyari, Geo News reported.
Talking to media persons, the Sindh CM announced Rs2 million each would be give to the heirs of policemen who lost their lives in the line of duty during Lyari crack down.
"Police and Rangers have been directed to crack down on criminal elements," he said, adding Rangers would also participate in the operation.
He said no date for completion of the Lyari operation could be given at this stage.
Qaim Ali Shah said the members of banned Amn Committee killed Pakistan People's Party worker Malik Muhammad Niazi in a targeted incident.
He termed incorrect the impression being created by some elements that Lyari operation was underway against people of Baloch community. "Lyari is a strong hold of People's Party and it will continue to remain so," he added.
The Sindh CM said people in Lyari were dragged out of their homes and looted while others were taken hostage.
He admitted that police was facing stiff resistance by the miscreants in Lyari.