Karachi violence: 'Army’s help may be sought'

Firdous Ashiq Awan says Pakistan is going through crucial phase in its fight against terrorism.

Express August 22, 2011

SIALKOT: The army’s assistance could be sought to control the situation in Karachi, but only if the Sindh government made a request in this behalf, Federal Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday.

Speaking at the launch ceremony of the Institute of Leadership and Management, she added that Pakistan is going through a crucial phase in its fight against terrorism, and that education could play a vital role in fighting terrorism.

Commenting on lawlessness in Karachi, the minister said that Karachi was the economic lifeline of Pakistan and terrorists were playing ‘dirty games’ to weaken Pakistan by causing linguistic and ethnic strife.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd,  2011.


shaukat | 10 years ago | Reply

Any well wisher of Pakistan will agree to bring the Army immediately after looking at this horrible killings, crying enough is enough. Rulers are either drunk or have no pain no feelings not even education, before a big mishap happens lets wake the army up.

Musharraf didn't wait for invitation, he felt the need and his 7 years were the best last 2 were not so great but were not bad as this three years of this govt, why can't Kyani he has no heart or already been under pressure by rulers, it is his time to become hero now or never

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 10 years ago | Reply

The day Pakistan Army will take over, I will send my application to General Kiyani and people of this country is how the system of Pakistan is put straight according to the vision of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

No one will even think to kill any one and people involved in looting, cheating this country will be put behind the bars and the money will be recovered and will be handed over to the national ex-chequer.

The good days of the majority of the poor people will start and there will be no end to it. No motorist will even thing to try to break the traffic signal, what to talk about more things which I want to do for the sake of Pakistan.

Just wait and see. A real revolution is in the offing, which is not very far from now. Enough is enough. Every single citizen of Pakistan will be treated equally.

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