JNN 04 Nov 2012 Karachi : A day after Pakistani Taliban Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan threatened to attack leaders of a powerful political group in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, the country’s Supreme court Saturday ordered the law enforcement agencies to take infiltration of the militants in the city seriously, local media reported.
A Taliban spokesman, Ihsanullah Ihsan, said Friday that the militants have decided to target the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in its stronghold of Karachi as the group has been critical at the Taliban’s policies.
Karachi, the country’s commercial center, is in the grip of target killings. The MQM says that the Taliban have also sneaked into the city and involved in terrorist activities.
The Supreme Court, while hearing the case of the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, ordered the provincial government to take the issue of the presence of the Taliban in the city seriously.
The apex court also ordered the government in Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, to take immediate action against all armed groups in the city.
Representatives of the trader community, who are seriously worried about the poor law and order situation in Karachi, welcomed the Supreme Court’s order and appealed to the government to implement the order.
The court, in a short order, observed that the police and other law enforcement agencies have failed to provide security to citizens and asked the authorities to take immediate steps to protect citizens from targeted killings.
The provincial police chief has stated that about 7,000 Taliban members have infiltrated into Karachi.
Earlier, sections of the local media reported that members of Pakistani Taliban have entered the city from other areas and are recruiting family members of target killing victims to boost their numbers.
The report said that Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan was involved in the killing of law enforcement personnel and members of Shia and Sunni sects with the help of other banned outfits like Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan , Lashkar e Jhangvi and other allied groups and cells , and raised funds through robbery and extortion.
The report quotes sources as saying that militants have firmed their grip in several areas of the city, including Sohrab Goth, Quaidabad, Shireen Jinnah Colony, New Karachi Industrial Area, Sultanabad, Manghopir, Baldia Town (particularly Saeedabad), Surjani Town, Qasba Colony, Peerabad, Shah Latif Town and Shah Faisal Colony.
The government has planned a comprehensive operation against the TTP and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) that is expected to be carried out by the Sindh Rangers in the coming days, the report adds.
The Bohri community who also given a call to observe strike On Sunday against the target Killing of its 3 Community members in Hyderabad. As they have also become victims of the Target Killing as they claim to be from the Shia Community . And Disregard and Distance them selves from the Wahabi Sect , which is the Sect of the 95% of the terrorist working in Pakistan and around the world.
The Supreme Court, in its eight-page order, also called for action and initiation of operations against illegal immigrants in Karachi and other parts of Sindh province.
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