Kamal wants Karachi to be handed over to army

In Local
April 08, 2024

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Senior Deputy Convener and National Assembly member Syed Mustafa Kamal on Monday demanded immediate deployment of army personnel to control the rising street crimes in Karachi, Express News reported.

In a statement, he stated that due to the incompetence of the Sindh government and police, 60 citizens have been killed in the port city so far this year. To curb street crime, he demanded, Karachi should be handed over to the military for three months immediately.

He said that the Sindh government and Sindh Police have left Karachi at the mercy of bandits. In such a deteriorating situation of the city, no one is listening to the pleas of the people of Karachi.

“Today, in Metroville area, street criminals killed two citizens and looted Rs125 million, which is a great injustice. There is no area or road in Karachi where the lives and property of citizens are safe,” he added.

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He said that so far this year, the number of citizens killed in street crimes has reached 60 and the biased Sindh government and incompetent Sindh police have let robbers, dacoits, and killers roam freely.

MQM-P senior leader questioned Sindh Home Minister Ziaul Hassan Lanjar, asking, “Who has tied the hands of the police? Why is the police not taking action?”

He alleged that the Sindh government is not serious about providing protection to citizens. “Karachi should be handed over to the military for three months. MQM-P is ready to cooperate in every possible way to tackle street criminals,” he added.

It should be noted that during the blessed month of Ramazan alone, armed individuals have killed 20 citizens in resistance to robberies, while the number of citizens killed this year has reached 58.

According to Sindh police statistics, in just one month, 6,780 street crimes were reported in various areas of the provincial capital.

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