Target killers to be brought on TV within 48 hours: Malik

Published: August 19, 2011
Rehman Malik said 52 suspects had been detained in an overnight operation in Karachi. PHOTO: PID/FILE

Rehman Malik said 52 suspects had been detained in an overnight operation in Karachi. PHOTO: PID/FILE

KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday said the government will release the first video of detained target killers on television within 48 hours.

Speaking to the media in Karachi, the interior minister said the target killers will retrace their steps in the video and explain how they carried out their tasks , who assigned them to the killings and where they got their weapons from.

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

He said 52 suspects had been detained in overnight operations in Karachi.

Malik said that five bodies found in the city had been identified and they had been killed in a feud, and were not target killings. He said that no new killings had taken place since 2am.

The interior minister said that he will soon visit schools, colleges and universities to help form a youth force who will help monitor their neighbourhoods and report any untoward incidents. He said the Inspector General of Police (IG) was working with him on this.

Earlier, Malik had met traders in Karachi who had expressed their concern over the law and order situation in the city.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chairman Board of Investment Sindh, Zubair Motiwala had said the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry had not demanded the deployment of the army in the city.

He said Malik had assured him that that action will be taken against miscreants and traders will be provided complete security.


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Reader Comments (28)

  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 19, 2011 - 7:51PM

    Yes Mr Minister !! We have heard this old record too often over past few months, and its getting rather worn, but your enthusiasm and at same time your lack of any possible action so far speaks more volume as to your inactions for the people of Karachi !!


  • VoK
    Aug 19, 2011 - 7:56PM

    How can he be sure that the killers will be caught by then? Is he basing this on his firm grasp of statistics?


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 19, 2011 - 8:01PM

    When ever Rehman Malik comes to Karachi he talks a lot but actually nothing happen.

    There are number so families in which the male members are killed in target killing and only females are left.

    Have Rehamn Malik and President thought that what will be the social implications on such families where no one is left to earn bread and butter?

    Rehman Malik has said that no one has been killed since 2am this morning. While writing these comments I am also watching TV and a private channel is running a ticker which says that two people have been killed in firing incidents at Goal Market, Nazimabad, Karachi.

    I don’t’ understand that when Police, Rangers and other law enforcing agencies have become helpless in arresting the target killers, they why army is not called by the Provincial Government of Sindh in Karachi?

    Does Rehamn Malik want more people to be killed in Karachi mercilessly?

    Is there any respect of human lives in Karachi, or Pakistan or not?

    How long the game of killing will go on?

    Why didn’t President step down and accept his responsibility that his government has failed in maintaining law and order situation, in order to save precious human lives.

    For God’s sake call the army and let the army deal with the menace of killing of innocent people in Karachi.

    My family and I have decided that except for offering Eid prayers, we will not be celebrating the coming Eid.

    I am a human being and my heart goes out with the families of the deceased people who have been killed due to political enmity and show of power as who has more guns and who can kill more people than the opponent party/parties. Recommend

  • Hatim
    Aug 19, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Ok. We believe you.


  • Aug 19, 2011 - 8:32PM

    Just to add .

    Target Killer of Shaheed Salman Taseer has already been brought on TV . Havent they ? Where on earth is the prosecution Mr.Interior Minister ??Recommend

  • ba-ha
    Aug 19, 2011 - 8:42PM

    good now they will clean their tracks and never get caught.


  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 19, 2011 - 9:10PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    Hear Hear !!! My heart goes out to the people of Karachi, and their beautiful city.
    I have very sweet memories of spending vacations in the city from UK during my summers as student, in 70s as i had friends based there.
    Sadly at present i am frantically working towards getting them out of Pakistan with their families to UK, Canada and Australia, as Life for normal professionals in this city has obviously become impossible !!!!!
    Rest assure this is nothing to do with religion or foreign involvement, as no doubt some idiot Ghairatmands will comment, but sadly due to political parties within Pakistan !!!
    Its absolutely tragic and shame on those in power that they are not even capable to stop this riot !!Recommend

  • Mastishhk
    Aug 19, 2011 - 9:49PM

    This man Rehman Malik never ceases to amaze me with his utterings and im sure many others will share this sentiment. His insensitivity shows when he is on tv giving us details body count.Anyone who still has any faith left in him definitley needs to consult a shrink for being an incorrigible optimist.

    Lets have a look at what Rehman Malik plans to do..

    Speaking to the media in Karachi, the interior minister said the target killers will retrace their steps in the video and explain how they carried out their tasks , who assigned them to the killings and where they got their weapons from.

    If u have the target killers already in ur custody and you know their bosses and resources, why don’t u just act and end the violence. Its more important for him to create another absurd spectacle on television rather than get down to his job.Recommend

  • imran
    Aug 19, 2011 - 9:51PM

    What is solution to the problem of karachi? we all should make suggestions to Govt. and further press fastest road map to peace in karachi. Many have come forward with their suggestion i put forward my earnest one as below.
    Army commandoes and commanders should be stationed as SHO of all karachi police stations. they should use FC/Rangers and police as back-up for their actions.
    A Lieu-General should be placed as special Home minister or commander of Karachi Peace actions with absolute powers. All local police people should be sent to psychological and political plus islamic training in interior of sindh.
    Judiciary should bring a fastest course of special judicial system to karachi. Military court are preferable course.
    All political forces shall be debarred from issuing hatred accusations.

    We must save Pakistan , karachi or any thousand of people can be sacrificed.


  • mirza
    Aug 19, 2011 - 9:54PM

    rehman mannin you mean?


  • Saddened dr
    Aug 19, 2011 - 10:14PM

    Aha…Dear Mr.Malik has a knack of coming up with the most absurd explanations always…Last time he said ”most of the people who died during the riots and strikes were killed by their gf’s” and now he comes up with the ”family feud” excuse.An incompetent representative of a useless administration.Anyways, his explanations are as futile as the government’s(nonexistent) efforts for peace,as they don’t mean anything to the bereaving families,nor do they offer any reassurance to the rest of the citizens who know they are not safe at all in khi now.Recommend

    Aug 19, 2011 - 10:45PM

    The man should have been sacked long time back but it does’nt happen in Pakistan.


  • Jamel
    Aug 19, 2011 - 10:48PM

    Target killers to be brought on TV
    within 48 hours: Malik

    I think he meant brought to court. Why would he want to bring criminals on TV; for talk shows?


  • Hairaan
    Aug 19, 2011 - 10:54PM

    @Yasin Ali:
    A totally out of context comment.
    The case you are referring to is sub-judice and in process. It has nothing to do with interior ministry.


  • Ajnabi
    Aug 19, 2011 - 11:22PM

    Mr. Minister for you the target killers are disgruntled housewives and girlfriends. Isn’t that what you said last time? Do you sitll think people take you seriously?


  • saLmaN
    Aug 20, 2011 - 12:14AM

    Nothng goNNa haPPen.. Our politicians are not huMans.. Now no One is safe in Karachi :'( GOd Forbid..


  • Yasir Mehmood
    Aug 20, 2011 - 12:25AM

    criminals in place of troublesome tv anchors? or to boost channel ratings?


  • Babloo
    Aug 20, 2011 - 12:37AM

    So is Mr Malik, now director of a new show on TV, starring ‘target killers’ ?


  • jabir
    Aug 20, 2011 - 1:02AM

    Pakistan is a movement and it shall stand out!!!!!There are many good things to do that could put bad things behind. Only two years ago there was a roar of so-called Taliban which was successfully stopped by our forces. Imagine nailing misguided taliban in rocky mountain hide outs at Kurram in recent times. Our media does not play up this success.

    Hence nabbing killers in Lyari is also no big deal.


  • KiJ
    Aug 20, 2011 - 1:57AM

    Yes, of course, we will see Mr. Malik’s face on tv with in 48 hours….Recommend

  • Ano
    Aug 20, 2011 - 2:45AM

    “target killers to be brought on tv”???? is reman Malik the new Nadia khan??? Does he plan on having them n a talk show……for gods sake can that man do nothing except take crap every time??? We’ve heard this speech a thousand times has net ing happened as yet?? Army will be called if the situation stays like this?? Is that guy crazy or what?? How many more days does he need to assess if the situation will remain the same?? Till Karachi is no more???


  • Al-Ajal ya Hujjat
    Aug 20, 2011 - 3:04AM

    The kidnappers come in a van,abduct a person,take them to their torture cells located in a distant area, torture the poor beings in every possible way,then wrap the bodies in a sac,and dump the sacs in a far-off place and dont get intercepted by the police even once!makes one wonder whether the police is paralyzed?/nonexistent?/ordered not to do anything?/paid to ignore all suspicious activities?/helping the miscreants?The Chief justice has a habbit of taking suo motu notice of everything,i guess he has n’t turned on his t.v. set for the last 3 days due to the HOLY month of Ramadan>???and i think the ARMY CHIEF is also sitting in AIETEKAAF?????


  • Jamel
    Aug 20, 2011 - 3:20AM

    Come to think of it, criminals already come on TV although they call themselves politicians.


  • Aug 20, 2011 - 4:39AM

    Can anybody give me justification of giving Sitara-e-Imtiaz to this moron? He didn’t even accept these are target killings and says people are killed in feud and their girlfriends and wives are behind this. What the hell is this? People are dying everyday and no politician is showing seriousness. Set them all on fire and come out people. Make a move or else we will all be doomed for good.


  • Zain Kamran
    Aug 20, 2011 - 10:19AM

    HA HA! what a joke!


  • Aamir
    Aug 20, 2011 - 10:25AM

    PPP is full of jokers and Mr. RM is on top of the list. Let us smile on his statement as he is only good at it.


  • Karachi citizen
    Aug 20, 2011 - 11:22AM

    People would like to see them behind the bars rather than tv, and v know that its just a statement by Mr.Malik he don’t have guts to arrest them……………..


  • MH
    Aug 20, 2011 - 8:51PM

    84% say the army should be brought in. Given, that it’s only tribune readers…but shouldn’t democracy work for us too? Majority voted, bring the uniforms in. Recommend

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