KARACHI - The law enforcement agencies on Wednesday informed a high-level meeting that arrested criminals of targeted killings and extortion have shown their association with political parties.However, interrogation against them was underway, they added. They assured Sindh chief minister that due to joint efforts of Police, Rangers and other LEAs, better results were expected soon. They further assured that criminals would not be spared at any cost. Presiding over a high-level meeting held at CM Secretariat, CM Qaim Ali Shah reviewed the law and order situation in the province particularly in Karachi. The chief minister made it clear to all law enforcement agencies to fully pay attention to maintenance of law and order in Karachi, as it was economic hub of Pakistan and it is our joint responsibility to curb criminal activities here. Shah further said that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in his recent visit to Karachi has attached top priority to maintenance of law and order, so the Police, Rangers and other LEAs should unite and take prompt action against criminals and anti-state elements. He maintained that the overall performance is expected to further improve while proper and sound proofs against the arrested criminals should be collected and submitted to the courts. The chief minister also stressed that all requirements of law and justice be fulfilled and criminals be brought to book. He hoped that LEAs would submit cases with full evidences in the courts so as to get those criminals convicted accordingly. Shah directed the Police officers to have approach, contacts and frequent meetings with traders, businessmen and industrialists so as to listen their problems and grievances to end extortion and targeted Killings. Shah added that we should come upto the expectations of the people, and the lives and properties of people be protected. He directed that the arrested criminals must be interrogated and challaned in the courts of law. He said, “We have to restore the confidence of people in general and traders, businessmen and industrialists in particular.” He added that crime must be treated as crime and LEAs being the custodian of law should detect the crime and fully defend the law. He made it clear that no negligence would be tolerated in this regard. IGP Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, ACS (Home) Sohail Akbar Shah, Deputy DG RangersBrig Muhammad Rafique Khan, Karachi Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh, AIG Police Karachi and others briefed the meeting about measures taken to maintain law and order in Karachi. They informed that some of the target killers and extortionists have been arrested and were being interrogated. They assured chief minister that joint efforts of Police, Rangers and other LEAs would yield better results.