Lyari’s women lash out at Chaudhry Aslam for arresting their loved ones

Mushtaq and Abid were arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities.

Our Correspondent April 16, 2012


Family members of three men who were arrested from Lyari this month, claimed that they were innocent, and criticised the Pakistan Peoples Party for is targeting own supporters.

Mushtaq Pathan, Hasan Ali and Abid were arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in criminal activities, like murder, kidnapping for ransom and possession of illegal weapons.

During a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, Lyari’s women residents said that innocent youngsters were being arrested from the area, and that people would not tolerate it. “My son worked in the fisheries as a labourer. He was detained by the police from Moosa Lane when he was coming from work on April 11. No case was registered against him but he was shown being arrested by CID SSP Chaudhry Aslam,” said Mushtaq Pathan’s father, Ashraf Khan.

Shahida Khan told the media that Hasan Ali had gone missing after visiting a hospital for a check-up on April 7. “Aslam presented him before the media on April 13, and declared him a notorious gangster. But no case was registered against him.”

Shahida added that Abid was also arrested by Aslam from Mira Nakka. While addressing Chaudhry Aslam, she said, “Don’t destroy our lives. Don’t lodge fake cases against our children.”

Hasan Ali’s father also appeared upset about the suffering of people of Lyari. “Does the government even consider us Pakistanis?”

The women also pointed out that police were not registering their complaints. “We appeal to Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to look into the matter and rescue our innocent children from Chaudhry Aslam’s grip,” said Sani Naz.

While replying to a question, Naz added that the people of Lyari will nominate their own candidates in the upcoming elections. “We’ll not vote for any PPP candidate, including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2012.


sars | 9 years ago | Reply

Everyone has a mother and all believe that their offspring are innocent. The true heroes are the mothers that raise their children to avoid misdeeds and do not try to protect them when they do wrong. Until we can develop these sort of mothers , we will continue to regress.

TJ | 9 years ago | Reply

@Salman: I wonder, why he was entitled as a villain, when he was taking action against terrorists in 92, but now he is entitled hero?

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