Lyari still tense


People of Lyari remained confined into their houses on Monday due to continuous tension that has emerged due to an ongoing bloody conflict taking place between two groups.

Dozen of persons have been shot dead and more than a dozen have been injured in this militant clash in the last fifteen days. The worst affected areas were identified as Agra Taj
Colony, Hangorabad.

A nine member committee appointed by the Sindh government under the leadership of deputy commissioner south and consisting of police, rangers, and respected personalities of the area have not yet succeeded in ending the growing tension.

Sources from the area said that children, businessmen and employees were unable to go to their schools and offices, while hundreds of people have migrated to other areas from Lyari.

Installments of KESC have been targeted and power supply had been suspended in the area since one week, which had not yet been reinstated. Resultantly, acute shortage of water had also gripped the entire area.

Meanwhile, people of the affected area said that situation of Lyari had not been brought to official notice at any level and demanded from senior authorities to bring peace in the area on priority basis.
Moreover, they said the current situation had put a question mark on the performance of police and rangers, and demanded that police and rangers pickets should be established in the affected areas.