‘Stop terrorism’ Baloch youth being targeted in Karachi: FLI

Published: June 5, 2012
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The FLI also demanded that Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani deploy forces in Karachi till peace was restored. PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMAD SAQIB

The FLI also demanded that Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani deploy forces in Karachi till peace was restored. PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMAD SAQIB

KARACHI: 

More than 100 Baloch youth have been killed since April 1 this year, according to Sania Naz, the spokesperson for Friends of Lyari International (FLI).

She said this at a news conference at the press club on Monday. She asserted that a situation similar to Balochistan is being created for the Baloch people in Karachi as well.

“This state terrorism has made our people lose confidence in the government,” she said.

“The government should expose those behind the genocide of Baloch people in Karachi. Our people are denied jobs here. We are shocked as to why our public representatives are silent.”

She too requested President Asif Ali Zardari to compensate the families of the people who died in the May 22 rally. She also called for taking suo motu notice of the attack.

Like Karachi City Alliance, the FLI also demanded that Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani deploy forces in Karachi till peace was restored. “Only the army can restore peace in the city. Our brothers are targeted as a matter of routine and are forced to stay in their areas.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2012.

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  • Mehran
    Jun 5, 2012 - 6:33AM

    Supreme court gave government a clear direction on Karachi issue, but govt as usual is paying no heed to it. In such situation, It’s also responsibility of opposition parties, Lawyers, civil society, media and human right activists to push government to follow SC instructions on Karachi issue in letter and spirit and that will ensure lasting peace and stability in Karachi, otherwise situation will get worse in Karachi over the time. Pls wake up Pakistan and raise your voice.

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  • Jun 5, 2012 - 4:51PM

    I hope they have names and details of all the 100 youths they claim to have been killed in Karachi?

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  • Arshad Jatoi
    Jun 5, 2012 - 4:52PM

    Everyone knows who is targetting the Baloch in karachi but no person has the courage to say it.Bodies of baloch boys are being found stuffed in gunny bags every day but no one dare whisper about it.The tv news channels have remained silent over the dead bodies of baloch boys being found in karachi.Everyone’s too scared of the party involved in the killings of baloch in karachi.

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  • bilal leghari
    Jun 5, 2012 - 5:02PM

    The Baloch have been screaming for a long time about the killings of their young men because of their ethnicity by a political party in karachi but the govt. does nothing to catch the killers.

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  • Dexter Morgan
    Jun 5, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Ms. Sania Naz, will you care to call out another press conference for the men killed in Karachi by your beloved ‘Amn Committee’?

    Refer the following news article of ET:
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/388756/target-killings-four-mqm-men-among-10-killed/

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  • fus
    Jun 5, 2012 - 7:47PM

    ok so MQM is killing the balochs and why would they do it? MQM goal is beyond Karachi, all this is infact bad for them. Use your brain, what is PAC what is its role, check on the names of the ppl in PAC and see their history. why don’t you ask your PPP representatives rather than blindly blaming MQM?

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