With the body count still rising, the President swoops into town

Published: March 31, 2012

The president arrived late at night in Karachi. PHOTO: PID/FILE

KARACHI: President Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Karachi late on Friday night and held a meeting with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to discuss the recent law and order situation in the city.

Sources said that the Chief Minister briefed the President over recent spate of violence, target killings and extortion in the city.

The Bilawal House spokesperson avoided giving out a schedule of meetings that the President is expected to follow while visiting the port city. However, sources say Zardari is expected to meet with other senior party workers and officials to discuss the law and order situation of the city.

Zardari’s visit comes after Karachi has suffered some of the worst violence since the turn of the year with close to 25 people being killed, over 40 vehicles burnt in four days of violence.

On Thursday, Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain had discussed the situation over a phone call and the President had assured he would chair a meeting to oversee progress in curbing violence in the metropolis.

Reader Comments (6)

  • blithe
    Mar 31, 2012 - 2:18AM

    CJ will have to go there for sitting again to stop this idiotic mafia war betweeen MQM , ANP and PPP. Recommend

  • Aamir
    Mar 31, 2012 - 2:49AM

    Well done, continue to fool us like ever…….I wish someone from their (corrupt politicians) family face the similar situation as being faced by innocent people of Karachi then I will see how long these politicians will sit aside to watch the blood game.

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  • Not me
    Mar 31, 2012 - 3:08AM

    Karachi needs peace.There has to be a major operation and once and for all Karachi has to become weapon free and all criminals arrested irrespective of political affiliation.

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  • Kashif Rizwan Memon
    Mar 31, 2012 - 4:29AM

    all this violence is because MQM wants home ministry

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  • Mar 31, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Bring the military and ISI let them do their work

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  • MyHeartSpeaks
    Mar 31, 2012 - 4:43PM

    @ Kashif True. And, that’s also the reason of Zardari’s late night visit to Karachi i.e. to please MQM.

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