Renowned Philanthropist and Social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi has said that the army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani should take charge of the country for a limited period of time. The army can the hand back the government to the people after things settle down. Edhi was addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, regarding the law and order situation of the city, on Saturday.
“The army needs to bring a revolution and end the violence because a revolution brought by the people will cause much bloodshed,” said the philanthropist.
He added that he has started a relief centre in Qasba Colony, through which everyone will be provided with food. “The people in Orangi town are facing starvation, our religious and political parties have not visited them,” said Edhi.
“After the creation of Pakistan the ruling class took hold of the country, which is indifferent to the problems of the poor people. The opposition and the government are two sides of the same coin and there is no difference between them.
The government itself announced that 1.7 million capitalists are not paying their taxes and this is why the country has been economically and socially ruin.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2011.