Is the Army or the paramilitary force of Rangers helpless before the terrorists?
London: 7th March 2013
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that Major Kaleem of the Rangers and three other personnel entered in Landhi on 18th June 1991 with “Haqiqi” that was made by the agencies and took over the Landhi Sector office of the MQM. The terrorists took hostage a large number of office-bearers and workers of the MQM, including the members of the assembly.
After this incident, the Army prepared for another year and started a clean-up operation and descended on Karachi in collusion with trained “Haqiqi” terrorists. Thousands of MQM workers were killed in a cold-blooded manner during the operation. MQM workers were forced to change their loyalties and houses of hundreds of workers were set ablaze.
Officers and men of the same army that had conducted the cleanup operation in Karachi in 1992 were kidnapped in Lyari and their bodies bearing marks of torture were discovered, but the army stood as silent spectator doing nothing.
Mr Hussain said this while talking to the members of the Co-ordination Committee at the International Secretariat in London and Khursheed Begum Secretariat in Karachi. He said that a group of armed people, including Major Kaleem and three to four other personnel, were stopped by members of the public in Landhi on 18th June 1991. Those who were accused of manhandling them were given a sentence of 27 years, but the army was standing as a silent spectator kidnapping and killing of its men in Lyari.
Mr Hussain asked if the army and the paramilitary force of the Rangers were helpless before killers and terrorists. He asked if they felt helplessness in taking any bold step against the terrorists.
Mr Hussain urged on the people once again to make arrangements for their protection on the self-help basis. He asked the people to form volunteer teams for security purposes.