Lyari violence: Uzair Baloch agrees to surrender to Rangers conditionally

PAC leader says he will surrender to Rangers if they investigate themselves.


Web Desk May 03, 2012

KARACHI: Uzair Baloch, the head of the banned Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) and “Lyari’s most wanted”, while talking to Express News on Thursday, said that he will not surrender to the police.

But, he added, that he will surrender to the Rangers “only on one condition, that they should investigate themselves”.

“We will welcome the Rangers… But we do not trust the government,” he added.

“The people of Lyari can bow down if treated with love, but they will never stoop under power.”

Police hopeful of achieving target by Friday

Inspector General (IG) Sindh Mushtaq Shah has said that the police are hopeful of achieving their target in Lyari by tomorrow. He was speaking to the media on Thursday.

He said that the area where the operation is being carried out is the main headquarter of the terrorists, and the police will try to clear out the area of criminal elements.

“The police will continue to be after the criminals until they are arrested,” Shah added.

Shah pointed out that arrangements were being made to provide food, water and electricity to the residents of Sangu Lane.

Police will provide complete protection to the teams of Sindh Government and other social welfare organisations who want to provide relief goods to affected people in Lyari, he added.

Responding to a question, he said that the number of rocket and hand grenade attacks has declined due to the police operation against gangsters and so far four terrorists have been killed during the last 24 hours.

The operation in Lyari continues for its seventh day.

According to Express News correspondent, the police try to enter different areas but miscreants fire rockets and throw hand grenades forcing them to retreat back to their earlier position.

Rangers and extra police personnel were also called in on Wednesday, and Station House Officers (SHOs) from district East, over 100 sharp shooters and four extra armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were called in for the final round of the police operation.

COMMENTS (17)

Peer Sain | 9 years ago | Reply

@Syed Faisal: Your hatred is speaking. You have a fixed mind. You are not able accept that these people were cold blooded killers of innocent people in the hole month of Ramzan. Why are so many from N supporting a hard core criminal please? I urge you to stop being racist and a communal. We are all Pakistanis and must remain friendly with each other. Must. But the operation must reach its logical conclusion. Who is he to say he wont surrender to police? A criminal is going to dictate terms to the state? Have we fallen so low? Noon Leagues hatred is beyond comprehension.

Tch tch | 9 years ago | Reply

Disgusting one sided operation for the likes of mysterious Tapi. PPP just shot them selves in the foot. As in every thing else they are absolutely clueless. From any media report from the area its clear the people want the police out. Sure militant groups should never be allowed but just this targeting of just one group after it has been used by the government disgusting. And now we have rehman malik saying they are BLA and TTP...Sure sure.. Sit down an sort it out. Pull police and that joke Ch Aslam Encounter specialist out and send in the rangers to hold the peace.

As an aside.One things I find very compelling about the boundless courage of the brave citizens of Lyari. Where as rest of Karachi has been ghettoised by hate and ethnicity. In Lyari all ethnicities seem to have learned to coexist and develop a common inclusive culture. Either its a hint of what Karachi once was or can become again (sans the poverty, crime, militancy and violence Of course)

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