Sindh Government bans People's Amn Committee

Ban imposed under Section 11-B of Anti-Terrorism act, bars members from conducting political activities.


Express October 10, 2011

KARACHI: The Sindh Home ministry has issued an official notification banning the People’s Amn Committee (PAC) from conducting any political activities, Express 24/7 reported.

The PAC, which had already closed its offices back in March before Zulfiqar Mirza vowed to revive the committee on Sunday.

(Read: One more diatribe: Mirza lashes out at PPP-MQM coalition)

According to the notification, the PAC had been declared a defunct organisation and its members barred from conducting any political activities under its banner as per section 11-B of the Anti Terrorism Act.

Express 24/7 correspondent Ahmed Jung reported that the Uzair Baloch led PAC had already been disbanded by President Asif Ali Zardari in March following a string of deadly clashes. Though it was unclear to what end would the new ban serve given the presidential order several months ago.

Jung further said that the Lyari based PAC maintained members who carried and displayed weapons, a violation of section 144 in effect in Lyari.

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Earlier in the day, Speaker Sindh Assembly, Nisar Khuhro had accepted Zulfiqar Mirza’s resignation as a member of the Sindh Assembly, relinquishing his elected seat of MPA.

(Read: Zulfiqar Mirza's resignation accepted: Khuhro)

Members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement too had called for the house arrest of Mirza under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) to preserve peace in Karachi.

(Read: Waseem Akhtar calls for Mirza's house arrest under MPO)

COMMENTS (4)

Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

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Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 10 years ago | Reply

A timely decision of the Sindh Government to put a complete ban the People’s Amn Committee which has saved uncounted and innocent precious human lives before the massacre would have started in Karachi.

People’s Amn Committee in the name of “Amn” has taken the peace of Karachi.

Now it is MQM’s turn to make sure that peace must prevail in Karachi at any cost.

If MQM will support the government in achieving the peace in Karachi, I am confident that no body will able to snatch a single mobile phone from any one, what to talk about collection of bhatta and bank robberies.

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