Karachi violence: MQM calls urgent internal meeting

The session was summoned in the backdrop of relentless bloodshed in the city.


Irfan Aligi July 07, 2011

KARACHI:


The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has summoned an urgent session of the coordination committees in Karachi and London.


The session was summoned in the backdrop of relentless bloodshed in the city, particularly in localities of Orangi Town, including Gulfamabad, Qasba Colony and the Katti Pahari area.

Criticising police and Rangers for taking no action against armed militants creating widespread harassment in violence-hit areas, an MQM statement said that armed militants “have been attacking residential premises of the citizens…while police and Rangers…avoided taking any action against the militants”.

The statement said that the committee would meet at noon on Thursday and review the escalating violence by “armed outlaws” and base its future strategy on the result of its review of the situation.

Members of the coordination committee said that the situation in violence-hit areas was so bad that people had been forced to seek shelter in safer areas, adding that armed militants were also looting at gunpoint.

Criticising law-enforcement agencies for playing the role of silent spectators, members of the coordination committee said that it amounted to leaving peaceful citizens at the mercy of armed militants.

On the other hand, provincial lawmakers of MQM have criticised the move to impose a ban on pillion riding. A joint statement said that the ban would only affect the common man.



Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2011.

COMMENTS (7)

Ricky | 10 years ago | Reply It is MQM who saved Karachi and other Urban centres of Sindh from What that is happening currently in Orangi, We all know who is behind this Government Supported Killing Spree In City. We need to Make MQM more Strong in all aspects. Citizens now need to guard themselves and take weapons and Rifles with Sidearms with them. No government and Police even Rangers will protect them. And Last Things, Pakhtun Brothers and Sisters in Karachi, This my appeal to you, Please, understand that ANP is Gang of Thugs and Gansters and Terrorists. They are also the Land Mafia and Drug Mafia Protectors. Please, Don't Vote Awami National Party next time. Vote Whoever you want our dear Pakhtuns, Like Jamaat-e-Islami or JUI or JUP or Muttahida but Please don't vote ANP. We need to Throw out ANP out of the City then The Karachi Peace will Prevail. InshAllah!
Pakistan | 10 years ago | Reply MQM PPP ANP should be banned in Karachi. 3 brothers in arms-enjoying too much.
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