Tehreek-i-Insaf: ‘Save Karachi from weapons, politics’

Party says govt betraying its complicity by ignoring SC orders.


Express September 06, 2011

LAHORE:


The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has asked the federal government to “depoliticise and deweaponise” Karachi if it wants to show that it respects the Supreme Court, but does not expect the government to oblige.


In a press release issued after a party meeting at its Punjab office, PTI officials congratulated themselves for being “the only party that has been saying that the government and the opposition parties have destroyed the moral basis of most institutions of Pakistan including the police”.

They said the government was responsible for rising corruption, lawlessness and “a culture of might is right”. They said that if the government wanted to show that it respected institutions like the judiciary, it should follow the Supreme Court orders to “depoliticise and deweaponise” Karachi.

“The very fact that they are not doing it means they are partners in every crime that is happening in the country, with their own party members giving evidence of their involvement,” said the statement, apparently referring to Zulfiqar Mirza, the former Sindh minister.

The party officials agreed that “this continuous destruction of the country” could only be stopped if the corrupt leadership of the country were replaced with an honest government.

PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rasheed, Punjab General Secretary Dr Yasmeen Rashid and Punjab Information Secretary Andleeb Abbas attended the meeting, among others.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2011.

COMMENTS (1)

zia ur rehman | 10 years ago | Reply

"Hakumat hatao, mulk bachao" is the only way out of this mess; there isn't any other way in the immediate future..

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