Army voices its concerns over Karachi

Major General Athar Abbas hopes joint operations by Rangers, police will be successful as violence resume in Karachi.

Express September 03, 2011

KARACHI: The Pakistan Army has reiterted its concern over the ongoing spate of violence in Karachi and called for an end to target killings in the commercial hub of the country.

Talking to a foreign news channel, Military spokesperson Major General Athar Abbas said many innocent people had lost their lives to violence in the city.

He expressed hope that the joint operation by the Rangers and police would restore peace and rid the city of its criminal elements.

Abbas said, intelligence provided by Pakistan's intelligence services was being used to target miscreants in the volatile regions of the city.

Over a question regarding Former Sindh Minister Zulfiqar Mirza's media outburst, he assumed an indifferent stance, saying he was unaware of Mirza's statements.

Violence in Karachi continues

Meanwhile, three people were been killed during a fresh spate of violence in Karachi.

Unidentified people shot and killed 28-year-old man - identified as Shahid Mehmood - in the Golimar area.

The body of 35-year-old man was found in Machar Colony, while another body was recovered from a water tank near Johar Complex Apartment in Sachal.

Meanwhile, residents have demanded that the government take effective steps to curb target killings in the city.



Saba Mustafa | 12 years ago | Reply

I think Pakistan Army should come and do an operation against target killers to save precious lives and properties of people of Karachi Pakistan. Every years these target killers kill more than 1000 people in the city which is a state of shock and shows shameful law and order situation in the commercial hub city of Pakistan. Pakistan Army should come in Karachi and give people of Karachi a peaceful living by eliminating target killers forever. Please Army come and save us from target killers. God bless Pakistan.

M | 12 years ago | Reply

Yes, it is actually possible he was not aware of Mirza's statements. This is an army person - they don't care about politicians blabbing on televiison. Why is that so hard to believe?

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