Media watch: The never-ending violence

Target killing has once again struck the city of Karachi, while the government has failed to deal with the situation.

Ali Syed September 22, 2010

Media watch is a daily round-up of key articles featured on news websites, hand-picked by The Express Tribune web staff.

Violence returns

The failure to bring the violence under control, since it first broke out at the start of the year, has made both the provincial and federal governments look especially inept. The calls from the federal interior minister and others for a return to order have led nowhere at all. (

Murderous infighting

The pattern of life presaged the evolution of a homogenous society in course of time, but, alas, all began to change when rivalries took root and some ethnic communities tried to assert their superiority over others, claiming their right to a greater share of the pie, which was ample enough to meet the requirements of all and more, had a sense of fair play been allowed to rule. (

Karachi’s unending woes

The trigger-happy attitude of the police and Rangers has exacerbated an already tense situation. A man was allegedly killed when the Rangers opened fire on a procession returning after attending the funeral of a target-killing victim. The Rangers and police have claimed that they fired in self-defence when some youngsters fired at a Rangers picket. (

Karachi targeted killings: CID claims arrest of ‘mastermind

Police authorities see the arrest of the suspected mastermind, who was dismissed from police service a year ago due to his criminal record, as a major success in the investigations of targeted killings in recent weeks. However, the CID officials said many other suspects were still at large. (


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