Army operation in Karachi not a permanent solution: Imran Khan

Imran Khan demands that the federal government impose Governor's Rule in Sindh.


Express August 25, 2011

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that an army operation in Karachi is not a permanent solution.

Imran Khan demanded that the federal government impose Governor's Rule in Sindh.

"I have always opposed military operations," said the PTI chief.

He added that a military operation in Karachi is as effective as "treating cancer with a Disprin".

"If I was governor I could end the violence in three months," he added.

Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan of the Jamaat-e-Islami said his party cannot support the deployment of army in Karachi either, claiming that such a move will worsen the situation.

Talking to the media at Lahore Press Club, he said a solution without the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should be pursued to restore peace in Karachi.

Munawwar Hassan said the MQM had been a part of the government for the last ten years and accused its leaders of disturbing peace in Karachi.

He said that August 26 will be marked as a day of solidarity all over the country to express sympathies with the people of Karachi.

COMMENTS (24)

isloo boy | 9 years ago | Reply

karachi needs islamabad like honest police

M. A. Changezi | 9 years ago | Reply

@Adeel Ahmed: Mr? Khan is over generalizing by saying, if he were the governor he would get things in order within three months. Why not tell us the specifics? What steps would you take, if you were the governor? You never know it might help our crippled government but generalization is something we all can have been doing. God bless us all and Pakistan.

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