Manzar Imam’s killing widely condemned


President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the assassination of Syed Manzar Imam, MQM Member Sindh Provincial Assembly from MQM. The president while expressing grief and sorrow over this unfortunate incident in Orangi town Karachi on Thursday that resulted into loss of precious lives including Syed Manzar Imam directed the concerned authorities to undertake every effort to bring the culprits to justice.
He expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls. The president also prayed to Almighty to give courage to the bereaved families to bear this loss with equanimity and fortitude.
MQM Chief Altaf Hussain also condemned the assassination of Manzar Abbas and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits immediately. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Faisal Vawda also condemned Manzar Imam’s assassination.
He said: “Karachi is confronting violence. Besides Manzar Imam’s killing, the attack on the students of Madrasa Ehsan-ul-Uloom is below par. PTI flays the blitz, wherein several students got injured at 13-D Gulshan-e-Iqbal. For the past few decades, the people of Karachi have been slaughtered on basis of sectarian and ethnic differences. This pathetic din within the metropolitan had imprisoned the natives of this city, earlier called the city of lights. The ignorant government never showed any concern regarding the same.”
In a statement broadcasted by PTI central media cell Karachi, Faisal Vawda criticised federal and provincial governments for their response to the ongoing wave of dread all around the native land. He said: “Officials’ response to the protest, denouncing the carnage of innocent people in Peshawar is inexcusable.” He termed the consistently failed government as a disgrace to the essence of democracy.