Sindh government gives nod to Karachi operation


Hours after the National Assembly passed a resolution tabled by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar to deweaponise the entire country, the Sindh government on Tuesday gave a nod of approval to an operation in Karachi in order to deweaponise the city, which has seen violence claim over 1,000 lives in the current year alone. The would-be operation could encompass the city’s greatest political party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sindh Prisons Minister Manzoor Wassan said.
Talking to reporters, Wassan said the provincial government had voiced support for an operation in the provincial capital. He said the operation was likely to be directed against the armed activists of various political parties, including the MQM and PPP. Underscoring that the operation in Karachi was the need of the hour, Wassan noted that reservations expressed by MQM chief Altaf Hussain regarding the operation were not correct. He said the operation would not target Altaf’s party.
Addressing party workers of Lahore and Rawalpindi zones via telephone yesterday, Altaf had said that relying on false allegations, certain elements were trying to suppress the MQM in Karachi. “Ninety-eight percent deprived people of the nation would protest against any attempt to suppress the MQM,” he said. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah also stressed on the need for launching an operation in Karachi while speaking in a Senate meeting.
Shah said all political parties, including the MQM and ANP, supported Karachi operation and the government had to decide the method of action.


  1. If MQM has nothing to do with terrorist activities in Karachi, why this all clamour against operation? Whoever appears involved, be it MQM, ANP, PPP or any other party or individual, let it be crushed if resistant or exposed to our revived judicial system. I have never been to Karachi but I love it very much.

  2. It would be far much effective if the head honcho of MQM stops shedding blood in Karachi instead of shooting statements and holding telephonic conferences about Gaza invasion. There are more than 50 Islamic countries and thousands of blabbing leaders who are there to do that task of posing as tongue-tigers in the wake of those gruesome Gaza strikes on innocent Palestinians. Our own home is burning and burning pretty badly and the prime contributor to that fire is Altaf Hussain and his terror group. They have taken the Karachi hostage and have made it so lawless that now criminals of all the sorts are having a field day. MQM has over the years killed good police officers who tried to stop their target killing and extortion and now police is nothing but a toothless zombie.

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