All political parties have weapons, manpower to use them: Wassan

Sindh home minister says all political parties on same page to restore peace in Karachi.


Express August 19, 2011

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan on Friday said that all political parties in Karachi had a stock of weapons and the people to use them, but they were all on the same page when it came to restoring peace in the city.

(Read: Parties react: Political rhetoric heats up as violence spikes again)

Wassan was speaking to the media in Islamabad before attending a meeting summoned by President Asif Ali Zardari on the law and order situation in Karachi.

The home minister ruled out deployment of the army to control the ongoing violence.

He said positive results will be seen in the coming days regarding law and order in the city.

Wassan maintained that action has been taken against miscreants and arrests had also been made.

A city of more than 18 million, Karachi has a long history of violence, and ethnic, religious and sectarian disputes and political rows can often explode into battles engulfing entire neighbourhoods.

Street thugs and ethnic gangs have been used by political parties as foot soldiers in a turf war in a city which contributes about two-third of Pakistan’s tax revenue and is home to ports, the stock exchange and central bank.

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COMMENTS (13)

Sultan Ahmed. | 9 years ago | Reply

The home minister ruled out deployment of the army to control on the going violence. It is a statement recently issued by the home minister,but people at large are disagreed with the view because considerable time has passed but there is no change or betterment in the circumstances. Innocent people are being killed,tortured targeted to death,kidnapped and short to kill but on the other hand repeatedly saying by the authority concerned it is matter of days government will control it.

please note the statement of the home minister,He said positive results will be seen in the coming days regarding law and order in the city.

In fact, they are not dependable,they have lost credibility ,baseless slogans are raised statement are also not trustworthy.peace loving people see the situation with deprivation and want armed forces should come and save the country from further destruction because it is time,otherwise???????????????????

Asaam | 9 years ago | Reply

This has turned into a national security issue as terror and destruction has gained grounds and strong foothold into the very heart of cities. Right now. . . .please accept it, before it is too late, to seriously let the military come in with dignity, and do not stop the military from playing its role of securing the nation and its people before it is too late. Selfish political interests are not helping and will not serve this democracy. This democracy can only be saved by letting the military secure the city atleast for sometime . . .otherwise there will be irreversible damage and failures! Prayers.

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