Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee strongly condemned the Kharadar incident in which four people, including a woman, were brutally murdered on Friday when terrorists belonging to gang war resorted to indiscriminate firing.
The Committee demanded of President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take serious notice of the killing of the innocent people, give stern punishment to the gang war’s terrorists involved in the heinous crime, besides proving protection to the lives and properties of Karachiites.
Terming the broad day light incident `a deep conspiracy to sabotage peace of the city’, the Committee in a statement issued on Friday said every conscientious person could imagine that the gang war’s terrorists who had been indulging in such inhuman acts enjoyed official patronage.
The Committee deplored that the criminal elements of the gang war were roaming freely although they had not only unleashed a reign of terror in the city by openly targeting innocent people but had also created an environment of fear and harassment, thereby making the citizens hostage.
Recalling that a similar incident as that of Kharadar had occurred in Shershah in which the gangsters had mercilessly killed traders by identifying them, the Committee regretted that all those culprits belonging to gang war were still at large.
It said that the act of not controlling the gangsters who were bent upon killing innocent people was not only unconstitutional and illegal but it also amounted to open murder of justice and leaving Karachi and its citizens at the mercy of terrorists which, it added, was a highly condemnable act.
Sympathizing with bereaved families of all those who lost their lives in Friday’s Kharadar incident, the Committee urged them to show restraint.
The Committee also prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant fortitude to members of the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.