Shias killings: MWM calls for observing countrywide mourning day

May 29, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Majlisi Wahdatul Muslimeen MWM Karachi Secretary General Maulana Sadiq Raza Taqvi on Wednesday called for observing Friday as mourning day against targeted killing of Shia community across the country, particularly in Karachi.

“Protest demonstrations and rallies will be brought out in Karachi on this occasion. The government should launch army operation against banned outfits and Taliban in Karachi as they were involved in sectarian violence in the metropolis,” he said while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club.

Taqvi said that terrorists had been given free hand to target anyone anywhere in the city as the people belonging to Shia community were being targeted frequently in Karachi and other cities to destabilize the state and economy.

“If Election Commission of Pakistan had taken measures to stop banned outfits from activities, the new wave of terrorism would have not occurred before and after the general elections. He linked Karachi situation to international circumstances, especially with Syrian situation.

MWM leader asked government to depoliticized police and law enforcement agencies and said that some personnel had link to banned outfits.

MWM leader said: “State has failed completely and if government does not launch army operation in Karachi, they would start sit-ins across Pakistan, especially in Karachi and its responsibility would lie on government and law enforcement agencies.

He asked why human right organizations and civil society has kept silence over massacre of Shia scholars, doctors, engineers and other men.

MWM leader demanded of the government, armed forces, Chief Justice of Pakistan and other officials to clean Karachi of atrocities of Talban, terrorists and police.

MWM leaders Maulana Baqir Zaidi and Deedar Ali were also present on the occasion.