New army of Sindh lawmakers suggested

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Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Citing the malfunction of state machinery to curb crimes and terrorism in the province, especially the port city, a member of provincial assembly, Sindh put forth a strange suggestion of raising new army for controlling the situation.
The idea came forth from the PML-F member provincial assembly (MPA) Rana Abdul Sattar who said “for building the proposed army, each lawmaker would donate 500 armed men while the well-off like Nadir Magsi would provide one thousand soldiers for constituting the army”.
The 40th session of Sindh Assembly was held on Monday with Acting Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza in chair. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was also present.
Discussing the worsening law and order situation in Karachi, the PML-F MPA opined that the government had failed to eradicate the menace of terrorism. “The army will assist the CM Sindh and Sindh government to eliminate terrorism from the province”.
He said innocent people had been killed on daily basis but the government was completely helpless. “We are public representatives and the people ask us as why are we unable to curb the menace of terrorism and protect their lives”.
During the assembly proceeding, both members of treasury and opposition benches expressed deep disquiet over the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi.
Stressing stern action against criminals, the PPP MPA, Humaira Alvani said, ‘every time she comes out of home, she feels herself extremely insecure. Being a mother I remain worried about the safety of my kids when they leave for school’.
Provincial Minister Nadir Magsi said the terrorists wanted to derail democratic regime but were badly failed in their evil designs. MQM legislator, Saifullah Khalid, said 50 leaders and workers of his party had been killed in Orangi town alone.
The PML-F MPA, Nusrat Sahar Abbasi said that 6000 people had lost their lives in targeted killings in last five years in Karachi. She said if the government failed to restore peace, the assembly floor would become a place only to offer ‘fateha’ for the deceased.

Published on February 5, 2013

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/205730/

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Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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