Crime Reduction on the cards for Karachi?


In June 1995, monthly killings in Karachi were 350. In January 1996, this figure had come down to 0.

The Deputy Inspector General at the time was Dr. Shoaib Suddle. The same man who’s been appointed the new Inspector General of Police, Sindh replacing the much-criticised Azhar Ali Farooqui following the violence on April 9.

The appointment by Mr. Zardari, however, is not without controversy. Dr. Suddle, who did his PhD in White Collar Criminology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, was implicated in the killing of Benazir Bhutto’s brother, Mir Murtaza Bhutto in September 1996 from which he was exonerated in 1997. He is not a popular figure with MQM either who hold him responsible for ‘extra judicial killings in 1995-1996.

As always, uncertainties surround this latest development. Will Karachi again be besieged by party rivalry, specially now that Student Unions have been unbanned or will the New IG who is known to have a no-nonsense attitude be able to restore peace to the City of Lights.

Credits: The News,

63 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 15th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

    Teeth Maestro aka d0ct0r and Adnan Siddiqi

    @Metropole: LOL

    By the way, were you able to solve the challenge "2+5=" on Contact site? :-)

  2. concerned on April 15th, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

    Doctors gone crazy with hatred, The level of MQMs involvement in 12 May and 9 April is debatable but 27 Dec, MQM had absolutely nothing to do with that and that day alone was worse then 12 May and 9 April combined. I should know I was on my way home when everything started going crazy.

    At least with 12 May it was a clash between political workers, the general public was safely at home. on 27th dec the general public were killed, woman coming back from work were raped, factories / banks and shoppong malls burned or stoned.

    Doctor sudhr ja, if you are going to complain do it with a level head and agree that its not all MQMs fault. Everybody wants a piece a of Khi and everybody wants to show they can dominate the city. Its not just MQM.

    Also ppl do you guys realise you are in the favour of killing ppl. I gotta say, I think you guys are brainwashed. I have never been a fan of how MQM handles certain situations but I wouldnt advocate killing them or anyone for that matter.

    Calm down ppl and think. MQM is a reality ppl should work towards improving the party. No matter how much you ppl wish the party wont just die away easily and Zardari knows that. Therefore there will be no operation.

  3. fastmani on April 15th, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    I never understand why MQM leaders never defended 12th MAY and always answer why cant you see 27th December… and who stopped the judicial inquiry of 12th MAY…every one knows…
    come on pplzz… Lets have inquiry of 12th MAY,27th December and 9 April..

    Secondly MQM says without their will the leaves even cant move…then where the hell these unidentified people comes

    Altaf bhai karachites love u so much..and according to one of your representative on "OFF record" television play said… 98% of pakistan population is with you…
    Why dont you come here… Face like a brave man!!!
    I feel the tone of MQM supporters over here are full of hatred…
    Please calm down… and believe in the fact our city is burning because of MQM.

  4. madman on April 15th, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

    MQM zindabad

  5. madman on April 15th, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

    MQM zindabad

  6. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 16th, 2008 @ 2:06 am

    @Metropole wrote :"Guys, I have reported Teeth Maestro aka d0ct0r and Adnan Siddiqi for advocating murder in Karachi… "

    did you reported when
    Altaf bai’s terrorists and MQM’s
    footsoldiers murdered 50+ people on 12th may ?

    did you reported when MQM’s arsonist burnt PIDC building twice on sundays?

    Did you reported when MQM’s terrorist beat women protesters outside press club and kidnapped/tortured journalists and protesters?*1*2*3

    Did you reported when MQM’s terrorist sent bullet filled envelopes to journalists to warn them not to write against MQM?*4*5*6

    Did you reported when MQM’s arsonists burnt Board of Revenue building at sindh Secretariat?

    Did you reported when MQM’s terrorist aid committe burnt and killed 10 people(7 burnt alive/3 shot dead) including 2 women ?*7

    DID YOU? No you didn’ better start reporting…. i am simply advocating against brutal terrorists and arsonists, unless you are not one of them then you should not be feeling the heat..

    *1 A repeat telecast of May 12
    *3 Muttahida (MQM altaf bai) slammed over violence outside

    *4 12 journalists receive death
    threats from MQM

    *5 Pakistani journalists receive bullets

    *6 AFP and AP journalists are left envelopes
    with bullets

    *7 some of the events of 9 April arson and killings by MQM’s terrorist are caught on cctv cameras(installed by ex Karachi bar president after MQM’s mob had ransacked a plaque honoring CJ and lawyer movement outside KBA’s office at citycourt),so if an independent inquiry is initiated then all those terrorist can easily be nailed ..

  7. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 16th, 2008 @ 2:12 am

    @concerned wrote but 27 Dec, MQM had absolutely nothing to do with that

    lemme quote what i have said earlier

    as it was apparent during 12 may 2007,27 dec 07 and 9 april 2008 massacres, police was present but was powerless to touch these terrorists coz of clear orders from MQM’s criminal governor not to touch them and let them create havoc and mayhem with impunity

    you say MQM had nothing to do with 27 dec? was Altaf bai not equally responsible for 27dec’s events in karachi when minutes after benazir’s assassination Altaf goes on live tv and in his demonic voice while shedding crocodile’s tears tries to incite ethnic violence? was MQM not equally responsible when it deliberately ordered Police to stay away and leave karachi at the mercy of mobsters and arsonists(namaloom afraad aka MQM’s terrorists?) and what about all those mqm thugs who were having a
    field day on 27th and expecting that ppp will get blamed for everything….(after all wasn’t that the actual game plan of Altaf bai when he went live on tv in his demonic voice declared bb as shaheed) .. city government being controlled by MQM literally went into hibernation after 27thDec assassination and they came out of their holes after 3 days when every thing was over..this type of thing happens when bunch of terrorists are in power,instead of protecting the lives n property of people they simply ask police to close their eyes so that their own terrorist don’t get nailed during action..

  8. shoaib on April 16th, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

    Shoaib Suddle is better suited in the departments where the white collar crimes investigation is needed and this is where his strength is, PhD in White Collar Criminology. He will be a good asset in NAB. He is controversial even if you dont talk from MQM stand point. He was also suspected in the murder of Murtaza Bhutto. If Asif Zardari is taking about the National Reconciliation and National Harmony, he should show it by his actions. His this and some other actions nullifies what he is showing to the world. MQM was strong in 90 and is even highly strong now. MQM never shows zero tolerance for its own people. It was 27 Dec when every thing was happening in Karachi and Sindh and every thing was bad for Karachi Sindh, they lost their daughter and their leader, if MQM had jumped into all this, the least was the worst. Noone of you ever highlighted that, why coz MQM is not the party of the son of the coil and they have to maligned every time. Who is getting most benefits if there is violence is Karachi, is something you all can think and decide.

  9. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 17th, 2008 @ 2:09 am

    @Metropole my comment in response to your earlier comment about reporting me was held for moderation(do u still believe me n teeth same person?
    his comments won’t be held plus he is a good writer whereas i am not,isn’t it obvious?), anyways i have pasted my comment on (see,you just made me start blogging about MQM’s terrorism)

  10. fastmani on April 17th, 2008 @ 4:35 pm
  11. shoaib on April 17th, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

    fastmani and others, you will find more manupulated version on Ummat newspaper. come on, be realistic and see the official version of the report which is available on the European Commission Election Observation Mission offical website All the jamati sponsored news/news papers have the same version you mention, and contradict the actual report of the mission. They have the report in English and executive summary in Urdu but the english version takes precedence for any factual error. Go and read that, it will be enough to open your eyes. Lets pray that people dont get blind with their born bias about Karachi and MQM and decide on the basis of the facts.

  12. d0ct0r on April 18th, 2008 @ 1:41 am

    @Shoaib "The MQM has a reputation for strong
    control, sometimes including the use of force, violence and intimidation."

    americans europeans pakistani indians infact whole world knows quite well that MQM is predominantly a terrorist organisation

  13. d0ct0r on April 18th, 2008 @ 2:00 am

    EU team also noted serious discrepancies and abnormally high voter turn out in several constituencies in which Q league and MQM won..

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