DG IB, Interior Secretary visit Lyari

Security officials cordon off Lyari area after fire-exchange between two groups, in Karachi on Thursday, July 04, 2013.

KARACHI: Director General (DG) of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan, and Interior Secretary Major (retd) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Saturday visited Karachi’s conflict-ridden Lyari area to review the situation.
Following the visit to Lyari, DG IB Sultan and Interior Secretary Major (retd) Chaudhry also visited Chief Secretary of Sindh Ejaz Chaudhry.
Speaking to Dawn.com, Chief Secretary of Sindh Chaudhry confirmed their visit, and added that they had been instructed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Lyari, who had taken special notice of the mass immigration of the residents to safer areas.
Furthermore, the provincial chief secretary said that the DG of IB and the interior secretary were also given a briefing about the situation in Lyari. They were told that the Lyari situation was due to the conflict between two groups.
Moreover, DG IB Sultan and Interior Secretary Chaudhry were informed that the federal government had assured the provincial government of its assistance in restoring law and order in the conflict-ridden Lyari, including the supply of mobile locators.
Chief Secretary of Sindh Chaudhry told Dawn.com that 59 cases pertaining to the out-of -turn promotions in Sindh police department had been disposed of on Supreme Court’s order, adding that only 12 cases of out-of-turn promotions remained, and would be resolved soon.
The Sindh chief secretary also said that those officials who were transferred to the provincial police department from other departments had been sent back to their previous departments.

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