MQM Rabita Committe warns of 1971-like events

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee’s press conference warned that persistent adverse law and order situation in Karachi can result into 1071-like events, on Thursday.

Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the Rabita Committee’s deputy conveners stated that they do not want separation from the country but if their party workers kept being targeted, a 1971-like situation could occur.

“We would not be able to control the situation then,” he said, asking the people of the city to take steps for their security as they have no other choice.

He added in his statements that pakistan was running on the revenue generated from Karachi but if this city would be left at the mercy of criminals, it would result into a catastrophe for the whole country.

He requested the prime minister and the chief justice to take notice of MQM workers being kidnapped and asked them to save lives of eight of their men who have gone missing.

He said MQM workers were being targeted, and for many days they had observed an increase in incidents of kidnappings, killing and extortion in Karachi.

He also criticized on the newly elected chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, that after taking oath he visited Peoples Amn Committee in Lyari instead of paying a tribute to  the Quaid.

“The Sindh government is supporting extortion and murder conducted by Lyari gangsters,” Siddiqui said.

He condemned law enforcement agencies and said when terrorists roamed freely in the city, they were targeting the MQM. “The PPP says Lyari is their hub. They are wrong – Lyari is a hub of criminals.”

“Political parties, including Jamaat-e-Islami, were holding protests for re-elections but have not come out to the streets against kidnapping and extortion.”