Amidst increasing crime rates and deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has blamed the previous caretaker government, again, for the problem – a claim rejected by the ex-caretaker home minister Brig (retd) Haris Nawaz.

The CM made the claim while speaking to media after visiting victims of a road accident while en route to the Shah Noorani shrine.

The CM was of the opinion that the previous caretaker set-up had reshuffled the police department ahead of the February 9 general elections, worsening the law and order situation.


“This reshuffle affected the entire policing system, from additional inspector generals (AIGs) to station house officers (SHOs). However, the government is taking strict measures to improve the overall law and order situation, including in Karachi, rural areas, and particularly in the katcha area,” said Shah.

Shah emphasized that PPP has always done the best for Sindh and recalled Karachi’s 7th ranking as the world’s most dangerous city by International Crime Index in 2008 before their government came.

“But we restored law and order after coming into power and when we left the government in 2023, the same city of Karachi had improved its ranking and was ranked 128th on the same Index,” he said.

Responding to Shah’s claims, former caretaker home minister Brig (retd) Haris Nawaz rejected CM’s remarks and said, “The Sindh CM has his own point of view, but we approved postings of the officers with good reputation”.