Tackling terrorism: Military courts are not a permanent solution: Arif Alvi

Demands of federal govt to focus on implementing National Action Plan

Our Correspondent February 20, 2017

KARACHI: Military courts should be established but they are not a permanent solution to terrorism, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi.

He was addressing a press conference at Insaf House on Sunday along with the party leaders Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Samar Ali Khan and Dawa Khan Sabir. Alvi said the federal government should focus on the implementation of National Action Plan.

Military courts not a permanent solution, says Arif Alvi

The PTI leaders condemned the blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and termed it the failure of the state in providing adequate security. Alvi said the whole nation is depressed over the blast at the shrine as the state institutions failed to provide security at such sensitive places. He also criticised the Sindh government, saying it was the incompetency and bad governance of the Sindh government that there was no medical facility in Sehwan for the injured who were shifted to hospitals as far as 100 kilometres. "They have been ruling the province for the last eight years but even then they failed to provide health facilities to the people of Sindh," said Alvi. "It is sad to know that the first ambulance to reach the blast site approached after an hour and a half."

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The rulers of the country are busy minting money for themselves while their voters are suffering badly without basic facilities that are the responsibility of the state, said Alvi.

He termed it shameful how the authorities threw the body parts of the deceased in drains and garbage. "What more should one expect from them?" He added that Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz are not different from each other when it comes to corruption. Otherwise, he added, the condition of Sindh would have been much better.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2017.


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