Fa­rooq Sat­tar de­nies MQM’s role in Am­jad Sabri’s killing

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF REPORTER

KARACHI—The Se­nior Deputy Con­vener of Co­or­di­na­tion Com­mit­tee Dr Fa­rooq Sat­tar said that the Mut­tahida Quami Move­ment (MQM) was con­spic­u­ously be­ing ac­cused for the bru­tal killing of Sha­heed Am­jad Sabri.

Ad­dress­ing to a press con­fer­ence at Khur­sheed Begum Sec­re­tariat, Az­iz­abad, Dr Fa­rooq Sat­tar said that the kid­nap­ping of Awais Shah Ad­vo­cate son of Chief Jus­tice Sindh Syed Sa­j­jad Shah, tar­geted-killing of an Ahmedi doc­tor, ac­tiv­i­ties of ex­tor­tion mafia and new wave of street crimes in the city once again posted se­ri­ous ques­tion mark on the on­go­ing Karachi-op­er­a­tion. He said it clearly seemed that the on and off switch was be­ing op­er­ated from some­where else.

He said that Karachi had noth­ing but suc­ces­sive op­er­a­tions but never got any re­lief pack­age like other cities and ar­eas where the op­er­a­tions were car­ried on. He said that when­ever the au­thor­i­ties, in­clud­ing civil or army sat to­gether al­ways de­cided an­other new op­er­a­tion but never thought about any re­lief pack­age.

Dr Fa­rooq Sat­tar said that the Karachi­ites were never given any re­lief an­nounce­ment after such sit­tings of army and po­lit­i­cal leaderships. He said that the press con­fer­ence was an SOS call from Karachi­ites to pro­vide their ba­sic es­sen­tials be­cause peo­ple started feel­ing in­se­cu­rity and de­pri­va­tion.

He said that for the last 70 years, the Karachi­ites were be­ing de­prived of their ba­sic rights that caused se­ri­ous alien­ation among oth­ers..

He said that the Chief of Army Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif took no­tice of the ex­tra­ju­di­cial or cus­to­dial killing of MQM worker and his po­lit­i­cal Co­or­di­na­tor Aftab Ahmed but even after pass­ing more than one and half month noth­ing hap­pened in the case. He said that no in­ves­ti­ga­tion was car­ried on and no in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the case was shared with the peo­ple.

He said that for the last seven years the lo­cal bod­ies’ sys­tem was not there so all the civic is­sues were piled up and the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment did not seem do­ing any­thing for Karachi­ites. He de­manded the au­thor­i­ties to give at least 3000 jobs to the Karachi­ites out of 20000 jobs in Karachi po­lice to main­tain peace in the city.

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