KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Raza Haroon said on Friday that if his party quitting the government will help improve Karachi’s situation, then the party is ready to do so, but this is not the solution, reported Express News.
Haroon was speaking to the media outside the Sindh Assembly with reference to the letter written to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation of Karachi.
MQM’s Deputy Parliamentary Leader Faisal Subzwari, who wrote the letter on behalf of his party, said that 45 party workers have been killed since May 7 owing to the violence.
He said that his party trusts the chief minister but a criminal should be called a criminal. Those having bounty on their heads should not be made leaders, he added.
Subzwari further said that if Karachi’s security situation is disturbed then the economy will be affected, consequently affecting the country.
‘Govt is serious about law and order’
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said on Friday that the concerns expressed by the MQM over target killings and deteriorating law and order situation are genuine and that the government is serious about tackling issue.
“Chief Minister Sindh has also invited a delegation of traders to the CM House on Saturday to discuss their concerns,” he told journalists outside the Sindh Assembly.
Memon said that the operation in Lyari by the law enforcement agencies was a ‘targeted’ operation in which several wanted criminals were arrested. Many criminals’ hideouts were raided in different areas of the city, he added.
While talking about extortion, he said that Karachi is a mega city with a population of around 20 million and it is not possible for the government to deploy security personnel at each and every shop of the city. It is not appropriate to say that the government is not serious about the unrest in Karachi, he asserted.