KARACHI: This is with reference to your editorial “Continuing chaos” (August 5). It has been very wisely suggested that there is an urgent need for de-weaponisation in Karachi if the past glory of this great city is to be fully restored. However, one is sure that such an initiative is beyond the capacity of any government in Pakistan. In order to make Karachi, a city that has now seen gallons of blood being spilled on its streets, free of weapons of all kinds, it will take a pledge from all the political parties and organs of the state.
But this does not appear to be a realistic wish as politicians and the authorities in all organisations in the country have never agreed to even lesser national objectives.
That is what makes Pakistanis truly hopeless.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2010.
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