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MQM responsible for unrest, killings in Karachi: Mohajir Qaumi Movement

MQM responsible for unrest, killings in Karachi: Ghauri

Staff Report

LAHORE: Mohajir Qaumi Movement Vice Chairman Shamshad Khan Ghauri has accused the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for the unrest and killings in Karachi. He said this while addressing a press conference on Monday.

“The situation in Karachi is getting worse day by day and the whole city has become a slaughter house,” he said. Altaf Hussain requests for peace whereas in reality, his own party is responsible for the current unrest and target killings in Karachi, Ghauri claimed. MQM’s workers are being trained in South Africa by the Indian secret agency RAW, which is providing them with Israeli-made arms, a proof of which is Israeli arms and shells being recovered from places where such terror incidents took place, he said.

He said that MQM’s “armed terrorists” had installed iron gates at the entrances of Mohajir colonies just to stop entry of political workers, especially of their rival party Mohajir Qaumi Movement. “MQM has taken citizens as hostage after illegally occupying their properties,” Ghauri said, adding that the MQM had established a “state within a state”.

He said that peace could not be maintained until Altaf Hussain or law-enforcement agencies did not remove these iron gates and MQM’s checkposts at various points.

Police and law-enforcement agencies should be given full authority to deal with the criminals since most of the arrested target killers belonged to the MQM, Ghauri asserted, even adding that the MQM negotiated the release of these killers with the government through different meetings and pledged to support the government if its demands were met.

The MQM also asked the government not to send challans of these cases to the special courts, instead, the trials should take place in the civil courts, he informed. In these circumstances, Karachi police and law-enforcement agencies are helpless before the political high-ups, Ghauri said.

He also claimed that the MQM was terrorising journalists and the murder of Wali Khan Babar was its clear example, whose killers belonged to the MQM.

He said Karachi was a business hub and the government should save it by setting aside the “political under dealings” in order to halt the growing lawlessness and unrest.


http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=201182\story_2-8-2011_pg13_2

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Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Violence In Karachi

 

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Target Killing Sindhi People In Karachi

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Targeted Killing

 

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Clash between MQM and MQM haqiqi in Karachi

KARACHI (Xinhua) – At least seven people were killed and a dozen other were injured on Friday as supporters of two groups from ethnic Urdu-speaking community clashed in some parts of the Pakistani port city of Karachi, police sources and witnesses said.

Armed activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM-Haqqiqi) exchanged fire in Malir district which later spread to Landhi area, police said.

The clashes started after the MQM-Haqqiqi group led by Afaq Ahmed resisted attempt by the MQM to take control of Kokhrapar area in Malir, which had been stronghold of Haqqiqi group. Five activists of MQM were killed in Malir.

In retaliation, the MQM supporters attacked the Haqqiqi men in Landhi and killed two of its supporters.

A total of 12 people from both sides were injured in clashes continued for several hours.

Witnesses said that the Haqqiqi men also occupied five offices of MQM in Malir area after the clash.

The paramilitary force and police failed to control the firing.

Markets were closed and transport off the road as the clashes started early morning.

Karachi, the capital of Sindh province and Pakistan’s commercial center, has seen series of ethnic and political violence in recent weeks.

Scores of people were killed and many more were injured in clashes earlier this month between ethnic Muhajir and Pashtuns.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=708859&publicationSubCatego%20ryId=200

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Clash

 

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Funeral prayers of the deceased terrorists did not give

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Targeted Killing, Terrorist

 

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MQM Terrorist Front Closed to occupy Shah Faisal Town

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Terrorist

 

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Punjabi-Pakhtun Ittehad organising committee was shot dead at a shop

KARACHI, July 17: A young member of the Punjabi-Pakhtun Ittehad organising committee
was shot dead at a shop within the remit of the Al-Falah police station, Malir, on Sunday, officials said.

They added that Wali Mohammad Aryan, 33, was having a haircut in the Kehkashan Society when some armed men
barged into the barber shop and shot him dead before fleeing.

The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A senior police officer of the Al-Falah police station requesting anonymity told Dawn that the killing seemed to
be a result of some rivalry between the PPI and its student wing.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/07/18/targeted-killing-claims-life-of-another-political-activist.html

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Targeted Killing

 

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Israeli weapons used in Karachi

After a daylong visit President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Karachi from Iran and held meetings with officials on violence in Karachi and deteriorating law and order situation.

He expressed concern over the continuation of violence in the city and directed the Sindh home minister to take effective steps to quell violence.

According to official sources, the president asked the minister, Mr Manzoor Wasan, to take all possible measures to restore peace.

At a meeting at the Bilawal House, the home minister briefed the president on the security situation since the deployment of Rangers to clear the Kati Pahari area of gunmen and to evacuate the families trapped in that area.

Mr Wasan also informed the president about the killing of Amir Shah, President of the PIA Union, who was gunned down in Karachi on Saturday, the ensuing protests and weekend clashes between estranged communities in Mauripur area.

He said that Amir Shah appeared to be a victim of target killing and a report would soon be available to the government and the culprits would be traced.

About the violence on Mauripur Road, the president asked the home minister to resolve the issue by Monday and persuade the communities to bury the hatchet and live together peacefully.

Mr Wasan told reporters that law and order was the prime concern of the president and he had assured him that he would establish the writ of the government in cooperation with all stakeholders.

The home minister said he would try to take on board all the forces but needed some time to deal with the problem.

Mr Wasan said the president stressed the need for capacity building of law-enforcement agencies and assured him that better equipment would be acquired to deal with the menace of terrorism and meet the challenge of law and order.

Sources in the presidency said the president condemned the assassination of Amir Shah and urged workers to show restraint.

He termed the murder as shocking and asked the provincial authorities to use all resources to arrest the assailants. He
conveyed his deep grief and sorrow to the bereaved family.

Israel-made weapons

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik gave a new twist to the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi as he said Israel-made weapons had been recovered from trouble-makers in the city.

He told reporters before his departure for Karachi from Islamabad that some external hands were involved in the unrest.

“Weapons are being brought to Karachi from abroad,” he said.

Not only weapons, the minister said, even target killers also were coming from outside. “Steps are being taken to tackle the situation,” he said without elaborating.

He claimed that the law and order situation in Karachi would be brought under control soon despite the fact that incidents of target killings are still being reported from different areas.

“President Zardari has ordered that peace should be restored in Karachi at any cost,” he said.

The minister also indicated that there was a breakthrough in PPP-MQM relations, saying: “The MQM is still with us because the separation is temporary.”

Commenting on the role played by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the minister said the PML-Q chief was continuing his talks with the MQM on behalf of the PPP.

Mr Malik said the PPP-MQM coalition was necessary for peace in Karachi, adding that he hoped the MQM would revise its decision and rejoin the government soon.

“Doors of our party will always remain open. The president has welcomed the statement of Altaf Hussain and tension between PPP and MQM will end soon,” he said.

Responding to a question about PML-N workers who forcibly freed MNA Anjum Aqeel from police custody on Friday, the minister said: “PML-N workers consider Islamabad as Faisalabad and use weapons.”

He said the government would never forgive those who violate laws of the land. “We will make public the inquiry report being prepared on his escape from police custody,” he said.

Replying to a question about Zafar Qureshi, the former Additional Director of Federal Investigation Agency, he said the action taken by the government against him was legal.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/07/18/israeli-weapons-used-in-karachi-malik.html

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Terrorist

 

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