Speaking at a function at the Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi, Sharif said his government was committed to rooting out extremism and terrorism from the violence-prone city.

Interestingly, Sharif did not meet either the Sindh Province Chief Minister or Governor regarding the discord between the province and centre over the policing powers given to the paramilitary Rangers to continue operations against terrorists and criminals in Karachi which has long been plagued by political, ethnic and militant violence.

The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party government in Sindh claims that the centre is using the Rangers and National Action Plan to target political opponents and that the forces have overstepped their powers.

Referring to Karachi's security situation, Sharif said that the Rangers operation, as difficult as it is, was a testament to his government's commitment to rooting out terrorism and extremism from Pakistan.

He said he was confident that in six to eight months, foreign investors and exporters will come to Karachi even those who did not want to come to the city in the past.

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