Killing: A threat to free­dom

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

ARSHIA RASHEED

It is sad to see the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion of Pak­istan today as crimes are in­creas­ing at a very high rate and on a large scale. Nowa­days, tar­get killing in Karachi, which is the heart of Pak­istan for gen­er­at­ing rev­enues, is very com­mon and is in­creas­ing day by day. It is sad that peo­ple who are be­ing killed in tar­get killing are mostly in­no­cent peo­ple.

The po­lice has failed to con­trol th­ese killings. Karachi is the city gen­er­at­ing rev­enues for the whole country as it is the pre­miere cen­tre for bank­ing, in­dus­try and trade. Th­ese tar­get killings have hit the fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal badly and work­ing as the speed breaker for the na­tion’s de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes. Few days back in tar­get killing a leg­end qawwal Am­jad Sabri was shot dead on a busy road; he wasn’t in­volved in any cor­rup­tion or any­thing, which could go against him for pun­ish­ment as death.

If a leg­end is not safe then how can a nor­mal com­mon man be safe in Karachi? The ci­ti­zens of Karachi want noth­ing but peace. The higher au­thor­i­ties of po­lice in Karachi should know that the tar­get killers cant de­cide who to kill and who not to kill and must take strong steps to erad­i­cate this sick mind set, once and for all. — Karachi

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