Govt’s cancellation of APC: credit goes to MQM?

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The All Parties Conference (APC) on targeted killings in Karachi, which was supposed to be held on Friday, was cancelled allegedly due to pressure from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources in the Sindh government claimed that MQM-backed Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan had personally contacted the President House for cancelling the meeting, following which Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah ordered making the cancellation announcement.
Sources also claimed that the ongoing operations against target killers is eyewash and that Interior Minister Rehman Malik, despite the reservations of senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s Sindh leadership, had himself supervised the entire operation of the law enforcement agencies.
“They are just trying to bring the MQM back to the government coalition, which is why no action has been taken in those areas that are notorious for illegal weapons and miscreants. Korangi, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Orangi Town, Burns Road, North Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal were hit worst by targeted killings, but no operation took place in those areas because the PPP government does not want to annoy the MQM,” the sources added.
Some officials in the provincial government believe that the MQM urged cancelling the APC because the party did not want all political, religious and nationalist parties to hold it responsible for the violence in city.
On the directives of the CM, his media adviser, Waqar Mehdi, had announced on Thursday that the APC would be held at the Chief Minister’s House on Friday. The committee, including PPP Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider and Sindh cabinet members Ayaz Soomro, Muzaffar Shajra and Rashid Rabbani, contacted religious, nationalist and political parties, including the Awami National Party, Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, to attend the meeting; however, a few hours later, a spokesman of the Chief Minister’s House announced the cancellation of the APC. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Today repeatedly tried contacting MQM’s Faisal Sabzwari, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Qamar Mansoor and Dr Farooq Sattar, and PPP’s Taj Haider, but none of them responded to the calls or text messages.
On August 2, during a meeting with lawyers’ bodies on targeted killings of lawyers and other innocent citizens, the CM had announced forming a free and independent judicial commission within four days and promised that the government would write a letter to the Sindh High Court (SHC) chief justice (CJ) to appoint any serving SHC judge for the commission; however, nothing has been done in this regard thus far.
The provincial government had announced an APC last year as well, but it was also cancelled at the last minute allegedly due to pressure from the MQM.
Last July, the provincial government had constituted a tribunal, which was presided by former SHC CJ Ali Sain Dino Metlo, to probe targeted killings, but the tribunal could not start its proceedings allegedly due to the MQM’s insistence.
The lawyers have now announced that due to the non-serious attitude of the government, they would themselves file a constitutional petition on the issue of target killings and become interveners in the suo motu case of the Supreme Court on targeted killings.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Why are you lieing in the holy month of ramadan ? Why there is NO Operation in Layari which is the head quarter of Gang war . Stop false propogenda against MQM. you can’t Cheat Citizens of karachi who know who is sincere with them & who is destroying karachi which was industriously developed by Mustafa Kamal .

    • You are here too.
      Mustafa Kamal expropriated billions of rupees and that is why MQM would not allow CDGK account audited and Asif Zardari following his ridiculous policy of 'reconciliation' exempted this minion from auditing. Isn't it shameful that public funds were being siphoned off with impunity. Besides, claims that he got flyovers and subways constructed but they are no match to this country. They are ill planned and substandard. These flyovers were not constructed in areas like Liyari. He neglected Liyari completely. The city is littered with garbage. Subways become swimming pools during rainy season. Mustafa Kamal also spent millions of rupees in establishing a command and control centre to help traffic and keep an eye on activities of criminals but instead it was handed over to persons who were directing MQM terrorist to avoid areas where police or rangers were stationed.
      This story was published by this very newspaper not long ago.

  2. Zardari is at it again. He is obsessed with his ridiculous policy of 'reconciliation'. He should call APC as soon as possible. Let others come out with their views. It is bound to be an indictment of MQM.

  3. dear tanzeel and salahdin , where are ur heros now ? i mean MQM leaders , after media reports that imran farooq killed by APMSO, where are these heroes ?
    y they r cuming in front of media to clearify them, there attitude is clearlly shows that they are involved in this murder along with murder of thousands of innocent citizens of karachi, i proud to be a Pakistani nationalist not begged for UK citizenship, im here at my motherland,

  4. thank u Mr observer for ur comments
    command and contro story i had filed after that i had recieved many threat calls, but i and Pakistan Today is firm against the enemies of our mother land, v r not bias against any one, v r just mirror if some one has dirty face v only reflect

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