Another no­ble voice si­lenced

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

MAHEEN AB­BASI Once again the city of lights Karachi is bleed­ing, from the blood of renowned Qawwal Am­jad Sabri, when four anony­mous as­sas­sins on two mo­tor­cy­cles opened fire at his car while he was head­ing for the stu­dio of a pri­vate tele­vi­sion chan­nel to take part in the If­tari trans­mis­sions. This in­ci­dent took place in his home­town, Li­aquatabad. Un­for­tu­nately, another pre­cious as­set and gem of Pakistan has been tar­geted by the en­e­mies of Pakistan. Al­though Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif took notice of the in­ci­dent and de­manded re­port of the in­ci­dent from Sindh Chief Min­is­ter Qaim Ali Shah but this is not the per­ma­nent so­lu­tion to these kinds of in­ci­dents. The law en­force­ment agen­cies, Rangers, po­lice had failed to main­tain the en­vi­ron­ment of peace in the city. A man like him who has noth­ing to do with any kind of pol­i­tics; he was like a com­mon man; a per­son like him is not se­cure, this shows pic­ture of security in Karachi for a com­mon man. This is an ex­treme alarm­ing sit­u­a­tion for the state as well is for all of them who are in power.

Ev­ery cit­i­zen of Pakistan de­mands the killers of Am­jad Sabri to be ex­e­cuted in an ex­em­plary man­ner. The forces who are work­ing against Pakistan whether from within or from other neigh­bour­ing coun­tries to desta­bi­lize Pakistan, need to be con­trolled now, how many mur­ders we will con­demn? Of Sabeen Mehmood, Khur­ram Zaki, etc this needs to end now. I urge Prime Min­is­ter of Pakistan, all po­lit­i­cal par­ties, Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans and Sen­a­tors to take a clear stand on this crit­i­cal is­sue of tar­get killing that is dis­turb­ing the at­mos­phere of peace and de­fam­ing Pakistan all around the world. This needs to be stop now and once for all. — Karachi

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