The experts are suggesting amendments as of now to make the laws more effective to deal with terrorism. The Pakistan PM hinted at amendments in laws during his second day of visit to the violence-hit port city of Karachi, where he is seeking support from political parties and business community for a targeted operation against the miscreants, a news agency reported.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that nearly 1,800 people have been killed in targeted attacks in Karachi in the first six months of this year. Sharif said that the political parties have supported the suggestion to launch a ‘targeted campaign’ against miscreants to be led by paramilitary forces. However, he ruled out military operations in the city.

"My government is alive to the situation in the city and all possible steps will be taken for maintenance of law and order," he asserted. The Prime Minister presided over a high-level meeting of senior security officials and discussed administrative flaws in the city and a possible mechanism, which can be designed for starting targeted operations.

He also directed the intelligence agencies to maintain strong coordination with the police and added that all the proposals would be carefully examined to check the situation in the economic hub of the country.

"I cannot remain oblivious to Karachi's situation and no-go areas will be eliminated at all costs," Nawaz Sharif said. "Operation against criminal elements will be ensured and directions of the Supreme Court regarding Karachi will be implemented in letter and spirit," he added.


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