Karachi law and order issue: PTI opposes talk of military action

May 30, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf PTI has opposed talk of military action for controlling law and order situation in Karachi, however, it should be used as the last option in case all law enforcement authorities, including police and Rangers fail in this regard.

Speaking during a press conference at Karachi Press Club here on Thursday, PTI Candidates Forum Karachi spokesman Israr Abbasi said that the law enforcement agencies should take action against all criminal elements, irrespective of their political affiliations.

He expressed his concern over the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM activists in the city and demanded arrest of the culprits. Abbasi asked Pakistan People’s Party PPP leadership to learn from their past mistakes and restore peace in the city. “As per ECP announcements, PTI has emerged as the second largest party of the city, therefore, it is our responsibility to raise the issues creating problems for common man,” he said.

Abbasi said that from last few days, it seemed that the city was penalized for giving a huge mandate to the party in the form of long hours of unannounced loadshedding.

He condemned the remarks of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PMLN leader and Punjab chief minister designate, Shahbaz Sharif, for saying that light never comes in Punjab and never goes in Karachi. “These types of remarks are not suitable for a party which claims of representing Pakistan.”

Responding to a question of local government elections in Karachi, Abbasi said that the local bodies’ election was a primary demand of the party. “We demand from the PPP to hold the local government elections as soon as possible in the province.”

“Our party will hold elections within six months in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said.