KARACHI: Faryal Najeeb’s article is biased. It fails to mention areas in Karachi like Shah Faisal Colony, Orangi Town and Banaras where there was firing and Urdu-speaking people were targeted and killed. Those who survived were threatened and many had to leave their area. My plumber, who lives in Orangi, called me to say that they were held hostage for more than a week by members of the other community/party and they were not allowed to get even basic food supplies. The government also tried to stop the movement of motorcycles in Orangi before changing its minds after severe protests.
It is time for unity and peace. I condemn killing of innocent people speaking any language. I would request your reporters to write with a balance and to present all sides of the story, especially on issues as sensitive as this one.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2010.
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