Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Secretary General Dr. Arif Alvi, President Javed Hashmi and Information secretary Shafqat Mahmood strongly condemn the killing of seminary teacher, Maulana Ismail, and the killing of 7 others as a result of unknown men’s firing in Karachi. PTI sends their sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. PTI Chairman, Imran Khan expresses grave concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi which has not been controlled over the past few months. “The current law and order situation of Karachi which is the revenue engine of Pakistan is highly distressful and condemnable,” he said. The rulers had miserably failed to control the law and order situation of Karachi, target killing and extortion was continuing in the city, the police and Rangers were helpless, he maintained.
Secessionist groups, religious militants and a weak government response have combined to make the city one of the most dangerous in Pakistan. Disappointed by a political government that does not seem to have the will to control the rampaging criminal and militant gangs who are linked to mainstream parties, PTI demands that the government to take all important measures to bring peace and stability in Karachi and to curb the menace of extremism and terrorism.
Chairman Imran Khan has stated that the law enforcing agencies have failed to prevent violence and damage to both public and private property in Karachi. The constant violence in Karachi has disrupted routine economic activity. The Chairman has asked the people of Karachi to remain calm and restore peace in the financial hub of the country. Acts of violence will only cause further damage to the public and is not a solution to the underlined problem. PTI stands for peaceful political coexistence of all political and democratic stake holders in the country and appeals to the different parties to shun politics of violence and maintain the balance of peace and harmony in the city.