Nov 03, 2010

Balochistan: Senators urges goverment to ensure peace in Karachi


Continuing a formal joint motion moved by Senator Haji Adeel and Prof Khursheed, lawmakers in an open discussion on the law and order is Senate on Tuesday urged the government to take concrete steps to preserve human lives across the country and in Karachi, the economy of Pakistan. While taking part in discussion, Senator Abbas Khan said the discriminatory behaviour adopted against the Baloch since the last many years, was the cause for the uncertainty in the province.


Below is an article published by The Daily Times:


Senator Abbas says discriminatory attitude against Baloch reason for violence.He added that some constitutional ways should be formulated to end this discrimination, as it was the major reason of violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He urged the government to equally distribute the aid received under the Kerry-Lugar legislation among all the provinces and criticised the Punjab government for acquiring a major chunk of the aid. Meanwhile, Senator Ismail Buledi staged a walk out from the House to protest against the increasing kidnapping cases in Balochistan.

Senator Safdar Abbasi urged the need to form a concerted policy at provincial and federal levels in order to improve the law and order situation in the country, especially in Karachi. 

He said Karachi was the backbone of the national economy, “which must be safeguarded as without providing security to the city, economic stability can’t be guaranteed”. 

Abbasi said that over 150 PPP workers were killed in Karachi, in addition to the workers of the Awami National Party (ANP) and Sunni Tehrik, which must be deplored.

He called for an intelligence mechanism and concerted policy action to pre-empt terrorist activities. Abbasi said there was no unanimity in policies of Sindh and the centre as far as the law and order in Karachi was concerned.