Army in Karachi: Khursheed Shah opposes MQM demand

MQM demand could be a part of a conspiracy, says opposition leader.


Web Desk August 27, 2013
NA opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has opposed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s demand for military administration in Karachi, Express News reported on Tuesday.

He criticised the MQM by saying that the party officials usually make big demands and abruptly deny their own statements.

Shah further commented that a military administration in Karachi can consequently be a big mistake and MQM chief’s demand could be a part of a conspiracy. He further stated that army supervision in the city can undermine democracy.

Earlier in the morning, MQM deputy convener Farooq Sattar also demanded military control in Karachi. He proposed his demand while addressing the National Assembly.

Sattar stated that military administration apparently seems unimportant but only armed forces can control the violence in the city.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain has demanded military supervision in Karachi as a result of continuing violence and target killing in the city. He has expressed his concerns on Sindh government failed protection to the residents of Karachi, especially the business community. He stated that police and rangers have failed to do their job and only armed forces can rescue the city from criminal elements.

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COMMENTS (17)

sameer | 8 years ago | Reply

k.shah what are you doing in khi or isb??? and giving interviewz on media of an hour long??? go and stand with people who are suffering from floods

Faiza | 8 years ago | Reply

If the army does not step in, the Mohajirs will demand that urban areas of Sindh, particularly Karachi, be separated from Pakistan.

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