Political stance: ‘The government has failed to protect the people’

The PTI leader accuses ANP and MQM of fighting a turf war.

Our Correspondent March 30, 2012

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) pointed a finger at the two coalition partners of the Sindh government, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP), for the prevailing law and order situation in the city.

The PTI’s youth wing Karachi president, Subhan Ali Sahil, alleged that the controversy between the two parties has created an unstable situation for people and investors.

During a press conference on Thursday, Sahil said that the government failed to provide protection to the public and their properties despite the presence of Rangers in the city. “Several vehicles were set on fire when the MQM observed a day of mourning and the situation was repeated when the ANP called for a peaceful protest across the city.”

He accused both parties of wanting to control the city. “It is a fight for a share in extortion.”

He spoke about how MQM workers were allowed in the red zone area but the police used force to stop the protesting nurses.

The PTI leader appealed to the Supreme Court to take notice of extortion, illegal weapons, land mafia and criminals. He also asked for compensation of the people whose relatives were targeted and properties were damaged during the mourning calls of the MQM and ANP. “The government does not take any action when miscreants create chaos in the city. The government’s writ in the city is not maintained and it is all because of political involvement in the institutions, including law enforcement agencies.”

Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2012.


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