Malik asks media to avoid causing sensation
KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the media should avoid spreading sensation by ‘misreporting of facts regarding law and order situation of Karachi’. Talking to media persons here on Monday, he said there was no target killing yesterday but I saw the newspapers today in which they stated that six person were killed in targeted killings yesterday. Malik said that these deaths were natural or due to personal enmities and accidents.
He requested the media to refrain from `misreporting’ and added that a system has been set up where the reporters can call up the concerned authorities to find out the cause of any incident, occurred in the city. Malik said Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan and police officials are always available to confirm the cause of any incident if they are not available, then there is Crisis Management Cell which is open 24 hours and which has all the information about the crimes taking place across Pakistan. He said airing of an incorrect report, like that of a target killing, could cause further tensions among people. He clarified that no operation is being carried out but targeted actions against criminals without any discrimination are being conducted to maintain law and order in Karachi.
Malik said that every step will be taken to maintain peace, and that the police and law enforcement agencies are being strengthen while helicopters are also being acquired for aerial surveillance and monitoring the activities of the criminals. He appreciated the directives of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain about removal of his party flags in the metropolis.