But Sharif said paramilitary force should be given the responsibility to carry out systematic operation in the city as police is not capable to deal with the criminal elements. Sharif said this while chairing the special Cabinet meeting at the Governor House in Karachi.
    
Calling the violence in Karachi a national issue, Sharif said that the government is considering Rangers in its bid to cleanse the city of criminal elements. Criticizing the police structure of Karachi in particular and of Pakistan in general, the Prime Minister said appointments at the senior level are usually done without merit.
    
"I have been told that certain DSPs, SPs and SSPs were transferred to the police department from other irrelevant departments such as Karachi water board through political influence," he said. He added that expecting such officers to do their job and protect the common man is ‘senseless’.
    
Sharif underlined that the demand for Army operation in the city is too early. The Prime Minister said that the government is devising short and long term policies to improve law and order and a team of legal experts is reviewing the situation in this regard.
    
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhy Nisar Khan said a decision has been taken to immediately launch targeted action in Karachi against terrorists‚ target killers‚ kidnappers for ransom and extortionists.
    
He said this while briefing newsmen after special cabinet meeting in Karachi and two days of consultation there on how to address the deteriorating law and situation in the city.

 (Agencies)

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