I failed understand why did MQM’s refused to discuss Karachi when Marvi Rashdi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional tried to discuss Karachi’s situation in the assemby. MQM MPA Raza Haroon said that we should discuss the situation of the whole province.
His reasoning failed to convince me. He said:
Everyday many people die in ongoing tribal clashes and other incidents in upper Sindh. Kidnapping for ransom is on the rise and many cases have been reported from Larkana, Shikarpur and Sukkur. Why are you only focusing on killings in Karachi.
This short sighted but educated member from MQM must know that Karachi is the economic hub of the Karachi. Disturbance in Karachi effects everyone across Pakistan. I think they should discuss Karachi and try to adopt a guidlines for restoring peace in Karachi.
Ms Paligo is right that Karachi’s situation is different from other areas of Sindh. She said:
Twenty to thirty people are not killed in rural areas within minutes. Life is paralysed in Karachi when violence starts. We should not generalise other issues of Sindh with target killings in Karachi. The adjournment is specific and a debate should be initiated on it
Rashidi is right in saying that we must take action against the handful of miscreants who have taken the city hostage.