MQM voices concern over killing of 1,726 people in just six months
Voicing serious concern over a report of the HRCP (Human Rights Commission of Pakistan), whereby some 1,726 people were killed in Karachi in a short span of just six months of 2013, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee attributed it to the law-enforcement agencies’ `incompetency and failure’ and urged the authorities to take serious notice of the killings and bloodshed.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Coordination Committee regretted that though it was the onus of the government to protect lives and property of the citizens, it has utterly failed and it seemed that the terrorists the Lyari gang war had been given license to carryout massacre in the metropolis.
The Committee said that during the current year around 2,000 people, including Haq Parast MPA, Sajid Quraishi, social and political leaders, were brutally murdered while extortion, kidnapping for ransom, loot, dacoities and other heinous crimes have become a matter of routine.
It deplored that though hundreds of innocent families belonging Lyari’s Kutcchi community in a bid to save their lives and honour had fled to other places, leaving their hearth and homes, the present rulers neither cared for the plight of the Kutcchi community nor arrested any killer, so far, and, as such, it was highly condemnable act on its part.
The Committee said that killing of 1,726 people in a short span of just six months despite heavy deployment of law-enforcement agencies in the city was not only a matter to ponder upon but it also posed a big question mark on the professional performance of the law-enforcement agencies’ officers and personnel.
It said that it was surprising to note that when some 1,726 people had become victim of acts of terrorism in the first six months of 2013, the government has not yet taken measures to curb violence and killings in the megalopolis, thereby creating a scary environment and as a result of which the citizens did not feel safe.
The MQM Coordination Committee demanded of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, Federal Interior Minister Chaurdhry Nisar Ali Khan, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take serious notice of killings of 1,726 people in the last six months, nab the culprits involved in such heinous crimes, give them exemplary punishment, besides taking immediate measures for the protection of citizens’ lives and properties.