Tension boils over in Lyari

The Peoples Aman Committee (PAC) denies these allegations and blame a ‘third force’.


Our Correspondent July 05, 2013
Besides Mauripur Road, several protests were also held in other parts of city by the Kutchi community. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: On the sixth consecutive day, the Kutchi community had evacuated nearly half of their areas following five more deaths and several injuries. Several houses were also damaged in attacks with rockets and grenades.

Tensions escalated when several Kutchi men and women tried to take the body of a deceased to the Sindh Chief Minister House. Besides Mauripur Road, several protests were also held in other parts of city by the Kutchi community.

Insiders have reason to believe that access to Mauripur Road, which heads directly to the port, is the reason why violence continues unabated.  “Gangsters collected weapons after looting Nato containers in the past,” alleged Hussain Kutchi, a community leader.

The Kutchi community was reluctant to provide this easy access to Mauripur Road because they feared they will lose their areas, he added.

The Peoples Aman Committee (PAC) denies these allegations and blame a ‘third force’. “We own Lyari. How can we disturb our own neighbourhood?” said PAC leader Zafar Baloch.

Law enforcers say the situation would have stayed in control had political parties withdrawn their backing.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2013.

COMMENTS (7)

Talha Rizvi | 8 years ago | Reply

@Mekaal Shahriyar: You are right my mother's family was forced to make a second migration from Larkana due to the ethnic riots. @ Sagi: You are clearly lying and misrepresenting facts. The land was awarded to Punjabi settlers and retired faujis and Bureaucrats NOT TO THE MUHAJIRS. Care to give the statistics of properties you stole from the Muhajirs of the interior and fellow sindhi Hindus in the past 65 years. A sindhi friend of my mother lived in the Nazimabad during the 90's and she was never harmed and infact the local MQM boys assured them of protection but you wouldn't understand this as you would rather wallow in self pity and blame the Urdu speakers for all your faults like your friends the nationalists.FYI it's not the Urban populace who hates the sindhis but it is the sindhis who hate us to the core and are jealous of what we have achieved despite all the hurdles and discrimination. @E.T: Kindly allow me to respond to a hater. Also for the past two days I can't access your blog section. Kindly have tech staff look into this matter.

ali ahmed | 8 years ago | Reply

the only solution of sindh is official division of sindh or urdu speaking senior minister managing affair of urban sindh..or full implementation of 1973 agreement signed leaders of karachi and ppp

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