Army in Karachi: Khursheed Shah opposes MQM demand

Published: August 27, 2013
Email
NA opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah. PHOTO: FILE

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.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Should the army be called in to control violence in Karachi?

     View Results


Polls are non-scientific, reflect only the online audience and can be manipulated.
 Loading ...

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (17)

  • M. Emad
    Aug 27, 2013 - 1:19PM

    In 1971 Khursheed’s party supported the Pakistan Army in 1971.

    Recommend

  • Fahad Hafeez
    Aug 27, 2013 - 1:33PM

    And what has democracy given us Mr Khushid shah ??? we dont need democracy we need peace !

    Recommend

  • Shamim
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:12PM

    It is golden opportunity for you demand operation in Karachi for eliminated the weapons and improve law and order situation as such as other party. Federal Govt. also offer to provincial Govt for help in improve law and order situation then see who oppose the same and why?

    Recommend

  • Shamim
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:13PM

    **It is golden opportunity for you demand operation in Karachi for eliminated the weapons and improve law and order situation as such as other party. Federal Govt. also offer to provincial Govt for help in improve law and order situation then see who oppose the same and why?**Recommend

  • H.A
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:35PM

    Was army not requested in 2009 to bring safety and security of citizens in Swat?.So why not Karachi ?. shah saheb,Karachi is also part of Pakistan please

    Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:36PM

    The man, who found stealing electricity during the marriage of his son, disgraced on National TV is giving us lecture of Democracy!

    What country I am living in!

    Recommend

  • salman
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:37PM

    10-15 murders are day khursheed shah , your govt is a failure

    Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:41PM

    PPP can take it’s democracy and throw it in the Arabian sea.

    Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 2:47PM

    Khurshid sahab open your eyes karachi need peace .We can not afford private guards .No one is sage

    Recommend

  • Mohammad Naeem
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:48PM

    Why MQM not demanded millitary handover of Karachi when they were in Government?? Is it then only they remember constitution and Article 149 when they are in opposition. Recommend

  • Zain
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:06PM

    This corruption party uses “democracy” baloney to cover it corruption. Its government has destroyed Karachi by its sheer and massive corruption, patronizing of Liyari criminals and incompetence. They should be in jail rather than in assemblies

    Recommend

  • Rabbani
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:08PM

    As stated many times in the past, Karachi’s law and order issues are political in nature. Therefore, involving Army or military administration would prove to be more damaging. If political parties really think Karachi needs ‘peace’, then why don’t they disband their own militant wings in the first place?

    Recommend

  • Farhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 5:00PM

    MQM is the biggest stake holder of Karachi city, and if this party is ready to accept Army’s intervention, why not test it once. There are hundreds of small and big mafias in this city that can only be dealt by iron fist.

    By the way, hardcore sectarian outfits residing in Karachi are the biggest threat to Pakistan’s security?Recommend

  • ali ahmed
    Aug 28, 2013 - 12:12AM

    all criminals moved to karachi from all over pakistan,they have been helped to move to karachi ,,culprits are same and committed the same crime in east pakistan..Rangers are there but the culprits are using the latest weapons unchecked..who is helping these gangs it is the police and Rangers

    Recommend

  • bhutto
    Aug 28, 2013 - 6:10AM

    Karachi needs to be separated from sind.

    Recommend

  • Faiza
    Aug 28, 2013 - 6:15AM

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

    Recommend

  • sameer
    Aug 28, 2013 - 11:56AM

    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

    Recommend

More in Sindh