In a press statement here on Sunday, he said that over a dozen of people were being gunned down in Karachi every day on the average. There was no government worth the name in the port city nor the rangers and the police could be seen on the roads. The target killers were doing their job freely and then dispersed from the scene as if they never existed. It was unfortunate, that the government had allowed complete license to the murderers, target killers and criminals because of its vested interests, he added.
He said the administration and the agencies were unable to apprehend the killers because they enjoyed the protection of the people in power. He said in the past, the Interior Minister Rehman Malik had been giving the news of arrest of one or two killers but no body knew their fate because their patrons got them freed from the clutches of law.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that recently, the Supreme Court had taken serious notice of the release of 35 major target killers on parole and ordered their arrest, but the rulers immediately whisked them out of the country. If the rulers themselves gave protection to the law breakers, how could peace be re stored, he asked.