Zardari 'angry' over Lyari operation, forms committee to probe city violence

Published: May 26, 2012

Zaradri directs Sindh government to take action against criminals who attacked Awami Tehreek rally, bus in Shaheed Benazirabad. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari, while taking notice of the “operation in Lyari,” has constituted a three member committee to probe the incidents and present him with a report soon. 

The decision was made during a meeting of the President with Pakistan Peoples Party-MNA Abdul Qadir Patel who called on him at Bilawal House late on Friday.

The committee will comprise MNA Qadir Patel, Senator Yousuf Baloch and Senator Saeed Ghani. They will also undertake a visit to Lyari, Malir, Moach Goth and other PPP dominated areas where local leaders and workers of the party had staged protests against the government and party leadership.

Talking to The Express Tribune, MNA Addul Qadir Patel, who also is also Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on the Interior,  said that the members of the newly formed committee would start meeting with the people in order to know the actual reasons of the  Lyari operation before submitting a report.  He said that Rehman Malik had no idea about the Lyari situation and that the committee would try to console voters who still loved their party and believed in the leadership.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with the Chief Minister of Sindh and Interior Minister Malik, directives were given to the Sindh government on Friday to take action against the suspects involved in the attack on the Awami Tahreek rally and bus which came under attack in Shaheed Benzairbad.

Party sources said that President Zardari, who arrived in Karachi on Friday after attending the Nato summit in Chicago, was very angry over the incidents of violence and issued directives CM to present him a detailed investigative report soon on how the incidents took place and who all were involved in it.

Shah briefed President Zardari about the both the incident and actions taken by the provincial government.  No other official was present on the occasion.

On the other hand speaker National Assembly Dr. Fahmida Mirza also called on the president.  Meanwhile, a handout issued by Bilawal House said that the President, while condemning the brutal acts, expressed his deep sorrow and grief with the bereaved families.

He also directed that all necessary measures be taken for maintaining order in the city and said that strict action be taken against the culprits involved in the firing incidents.

Reader Comments (12)

  • PakArmySoldier
    May 26, 2012 - 2:44AM

    He’s trying to play people of Lyari like a fiddle. Let’s see if people of Lyari would be willing to capitulate. Let’s see if Uzair Baloch sticks to his word.

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  • Oopsie!
    May 26, 2012 - 2:57AM

    Lol no that he sees PMLN making roads in Lyari constituency, Mr President gets “angry” at the operation.Was he sleeping when it was underway?

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  • Muslim
    May 26, 2012 - 3:22AM

    Sureeeeee i totally believe that Zardari had no idea what was going on… Everyone is trying to screw the poor guy. You have my sympathies Sir, this world is too cruel for your kind and generous self. Recommend

  • Chandio
    May 26, 2012 - 3:53AM

    Zardari sahib Don’t be angry. You need get rid of criminals like Uzair Baloch & company from the ranks of PPP.

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  • Blithe
    May 26, 2012 - 4:55AM

    People can see through this politics of
    ‘personal convenience’ being played by
    PPP and MQM.

    Zardari was shamelessly playing the ethnic card in Punjab. And now
    PPP is turning out to be the midwife of ‘mohajar subha’
    - however , this will be countered and stopped by Muslim League ideology.

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  • Aamir
    May 26, 2012 - 8:14AM

    Here we go again……..where is Rehman Malik, he was supposed give us another story ?

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  • YP Toronto
    May 26, 2012 - 9:09AM

    Worried about safe constituency slipping away.

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  • Imran
    May 26, 2012 - 12:30PM

    i agree with YP Toronto comments “Worried about safe constituency slipping away” regardless of worrying on nations uncontrolled deaths, kidnapping etc, its a big dilemma of Pakistani people repeatedly comes under influence of phony politicians.

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  • Omer
    May 26, 2012 - 12:36PM

    Go do something productive, either resign or fix Pakistan.

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  • May 26, 2012 - 6:50PM

    even to the president news reachs that late.

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  • Shuweikh Haqqani
    May 26, 2012 - 8:39PM

    These committees don’t do SH*T!

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  • Salman
    Jun 4, 2012 - 11:23AM

    Please correct people in order to know the know the.

    Know know repeat twice.

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