Karachi situation big challenge for new president: Baloch

Lahore: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has congratulated new President Mamnoon Husain on his election to the high office, and urged him to practically prove himself the head of the state.

Speaking at an Iftar dinner in the city, he said that the foremost challenge before the new president was the Karachi situation. He said that the Prime Minister’s visit to Karachi and shake hand with the elements involved in target killings, extortion and black mailing had driven the country into darkness again. He said this U turn by the ruling party would have dreadful results. He said this move of the government had disappointed the people of Karachi, the industrialists, traders and the forces working for democracy. Liaqat Baloch said, the government drive against electricity and gas thieves had slowed down within a few days.