Apolitical police officers solution for Karachi security: Imran

PTI chief says Army operation is not the way to deal with the situation.

Our Correspondent November 22, 2012

KARACHI: The only solution to the worsening law and order situation in Karachi is recruiting apolitical and impartial police officers, said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday.

“Bringing in the army is not the way to deal with the situation. The solution is to have police officers who do not have any political backing,” said Imran while addressing a press conference in Karachi.

During his visit, Imran met with traders in Saddar and later spoke about the ongoing situation in the city at a PTI spokesperson’s house in DHA.

Taking a swipe at powerful political parties who nurture potent militant wings, Imran urged Karachiites to vote for political parties which do not have armed wings. “The masses should bring those parties to power who are free of militants and weapons.”

Condemning the recent terrorist attacks near imambargahs in Karachi, he said that the attackers were not followers of Islam and also criticised the authorities for their failure in preventing terror attacks.

“The government has accepted that it has failed to control the situation, but refuses to go away. They are discrediting themselves by still being in power.”

He said that there was an international conspiracy to make the Shia and Sunni communities fight amongst themselves. “Foreign elements are behind the conspiracy which started in Iran and has gone up to Lebanon, Bahrain and Syria.”

The PTI chief further said that law and order situation in interior Sindh was no better than the megalopolis. “The PPP has its major vote bank in Sindh but failed to give health and education to the people.”

He announced that next month, his ‘tsunami’ will move to Sukkur where they will hold a massive rally.


amanat | 9 years ago | Reply There was peace and calm in Karachi when police was performing its duties impartially and without any influence of any political party. Imran Khan is 100% right when he says that the police officers should perform its duties impartially and only then peace can be restored in Karachi. He has not fully explained the factual position. As a matter of fact polit and so there can never be peace in Karachiical woekers of a party have been recruited in the police and they are bound to follow the directions of its party and they can never perform their duties impartially and there can never be peace and calm in Karachi unless situation is reversed and impartial police officers are posted in Karachi. This fact is fully known to the Sind government and also Federal government but it cannot annoy its allies.A high level inquiry is needed in this matter. Alternativrly officers having political affiliations should be transferred from Karachi and impartial policers from Interior Sind or other provinces should be posted to restore peace in Karachi.
Shakeel N | 9 years ago | Reply

Military operation or Rangers is not solution to Karachi problem. As Imran Khan said govt has to de-politocize the police. But unfortunately govt is not willing to do so. They are more interested in saving the alliance than saving lives of poor Karachiites. :(

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