KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has blamed the coalition partners in the Sindh government for the unabated violence in Karachi which has claimed dozens of lives over the past more than a week. PML-N leader Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, who was accompanying Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, told reporters at the Karachi airport late on Wednesday night that his party would play a role for restoring peace in the financial capital of the country. However, he admitted that the PML-N could not play an effective role in controlling unrest in Karachi. Federal Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, who also flew into the city late on Wednesday night, said that the government could to give a timeframe for restoring order in the city plagued by violence. He claimed that Sindh, especially Karachi, has been made no-go area for criminals, extortionists and kidnappers. Chief Minister Sharif didn’t speak to reporters at the airport.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.