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PM, President on KPO operation

ISLAMABAD: PM Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday (18th of Feb, 2023) appreciated the security forces for their successful operation against terrorists at the office of Karachi Police Chief.

The prime minister expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of police, Ranger personnel and a civilian who embraced shahadat during the incident, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

The prime minister also announced the Shuhada package for the martyred personnel.
He paid tribute to the sacrifices of martyred security personnel.

The prime minister also lauded the professionalism and response of the security forces which they displayed during the one-hour operation.

He also stressed immediate professional preparedness and enhancement of capacity building of the police force.

The prime minister observed that the strength of state and collective mechanisms would be completely utilized to root out the scourge of terrorism.

He also directed for provision of the best medical treatment to the injured and prayed for the high ranks of the departed souls.

Meanwhile, the prime minister also contacted Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and appreciated his presence and prompt response on the occasion.

The chief minister apprised the prime minister of the details and facts of the incident.

The prime minister said that major loss was averted due to the valor of the security forces who had eliminated terrorists.

He also assured assistance of the federal government in the capacity building of the provincial governments to eradicate terrorism.

Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi visited Jinnah Hospital Saturday (18th of Feb, 2023) to inquire after the condition of law-enforcers who received bullet wounds during the skirmishes with the three militants of TTP who had attacked the KPO on Friday (17th of Feb, 2023).

President Alvi maintained that the whole nation stood with the security forces in the fight against terrorism and efforts would continue till complete elimination of this menace.

APP/Radio Pakistan

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.