GOVERNMENT IS NOT BEING ABLE TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS
ASKS PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD FOR PROTECTING THEIR
STREETS AND SHOP ON SELF-HELP BASIS
LONDON: 31ST JANUARY 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Husain has decried the relentless acts of terrorism in Karachi and said that situation in Karachi was being disturbed under a deep-seated conspiracy. He condemned the attack on the office of a mobile company, killing of a doctor in Malir, murder of three youths in North Karachi and the brutal assassination of two women belonging to Baluchistan with their driver.
Addressing a meeting of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM at Nine Zero on telephone, Mr Hussain said that he had been forewarning the nation about these threats over the past many years that Karachi was being handed over to the terrorists under a deep conspiracy. He regretted that he was not taken seriously, and his warnings were ridiculed and the government and the administration did not pay attention to what he had said. They laughed at him and misled the nation.
Mr Hussain said that the entire city of Karachi was in the grip of the armed terrorists, and the citizens were at their mercy. He said that the situation in Karachi was being subverted under a planned conspiracy.
Mr Hussain said that, on the one hand, sectarian strife was being fuelled in which innocent people were dying while on the other hand, banks, business centres and shops were being attacked. Today, a doctor had fallen victim to the firing by armed people Malir while the offices of a mobile company were attacked in broad daylight in Nazimabad, and innocent people were targeted.
Mr Hussain said that the incidents of terrorism were occurring in the city continually and the government and the administration were not being able to provide adequate security to the life and property of the citizens. He said that there was no other option left for the citizens but to think and prepare themselves for self-protection. If this was not done the terrorists would become emboldened, and more people would fall prey to violence.
Mr Hussain appealed to the business persons, shopkeepers, traders and the citizens, by and large, to come forward for protecting their streets, shops, and business places for the attacks of the terrorists. Instead of relying solely on the police and the administration the people must take steps on the self-help basis. Vigilance committees should be formed, and a system should be devised for keep a watch in the locality. Alarms should also be installed in order to warn the people.
Mr Hussain offered his condolences to the bereaved family members who had lost their loved-ones in the continuing wave of terrorism in the city.