Lyari operation begins

A few days ago all the shopkeepers of Lyari a downtrodden area of this metropolis were handed chits. Each chit contained an amount which was to be collected later by the members of two gangs that operate there. Upon much hue and cry by these poor shop owners the government has finally taken action.

The whole area of Lyari is divided amongst the Ghaffar Zikri and Rehman Dakait gangs, they collect bhatta, run diesel from Gwader and engage in the drugs trade openly and without fear of punishment. They also provide a safe haven for most ransomists who kidnap people and keep them in Lyari till the ransom is received.

2 days ago, the rangers entered the narrow lanes of this area and set up pickets and are now carrying out a siege and search mission to recover kidnapped persons, arms and drugs as well as drug traffikers. Finally someone is doing something for the residents of Lyari, I hope after this the authorities will shift their focus on a city wide scale as well to counter the spurt of increasing robberies and crime.

The criminals of this city need to be taught that crime does not pay so that new entries into such gangs can be eliminated.

11 Comments so far

  1. HITMAN (hitman) on July 9th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

    I hope that these gangsters r shot to death on spot so that the following benefits r achieved:

    * no fear of them coming back from prison after bail.
    * lesson to the wannabees
    * no arrest means no prison. Hence the court’s fee, time & other government expenses on the would be prisoners are cut.

  2. sajjadmaqbul on July 10th, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    I am sorry to say that the operation as usual wasnt a success.
    I live in Lyari, the operation did start 3 days back with a lot of Army and police entering the area and positioning themselves.
    The Army had started firing the next day which last for a couple of hours, but resulted into nothing, not a single gangster was shot or captured.
    And after the & bomb blasts, army was called back and lyari is again in the same merciless hands of the Dacaits.
    The chits circulated in the area of Nayabad were of Jhengo Dakait, a youngster of merely 18 to 20 years old, who threw a Restaurant owner into the KARAHI filled with hot oil used for cooking Puri, because he had not paid the Bhatta.
    And on every chit he has circulated, at the end he has written that if the amount is not paid or if the police or any political party is contacted then the only result shall be death, along with this statement at the end " AAP KA HAMDARD JHENGO "
    May God helps have mercy upon the Lyarianz.

  3. HITMAN (hitman) on July 10th, 2008 @ 9:40 am

    Army? I believe its Rangers

  4. sajjadmaqbul on July 10th, 2008 @ 11:57 am

    yeah Rangers!

  5. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 10th, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    they are all same,

  6. Faisal.K (faisalk) on July 10th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    it is also reported that (this is not confirmed) these gangsters have arm caches and hardware more extensive than our armed forces…so i hardly think an operation although it is appreciated will make a difference.

  7. zeeshan on July 10th, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    Faisal K. and other people who "believe" in this operation. I have a question to ask, ARE YOU NUTS?

    Do you honestly believe that this operation is in the best interest of the people when it was ANNOUNCED on ALL channels DAYS ago.

    It is a WELL KNOWN fact that Rehman Dakait WORKS for PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY and during Election period, it was believed that Rehman Dakait was working with Mirza Ikhtiyar Baig (this was brought up openly in the program THE PULSE WITH JASMINE).

    If they wanted to carry out an operation, they should have done it instantly! Without warning the gangs DAYS in fact weeks ahead! It’s all political and it’s all a BIG BAD DRAMA!

  8. zeeshan on July 10th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    I found a very interesting thing on Awab’s blog posted by some commenter MASROOR. Here is the copy/paste version of it

    Comment by Masroor on June 17, 2008 @ 8:21 am

    Nawaz Sharif: A History Of Ingratitude

    Mr. Sharif is not as innocent as he portrayed himself to be. If Mr. Sharif wants accountability, let’s open all the books.

    Saturday, 14 June 2008.

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—If you are one of the Pakistanis who applauded former prime Nawaz Sharif when he addressed a crowd of deranged lawyers and paid hungry supporters – who turned the most expensive piece of property in the heart of Pakistan’s federal capital into an open air toilet last night, then you should know that Mr. Sharif is not as innocent as he portrayed himself to be.

    This is a guy who went shopping in Washington DC for a U.S. $ 25,000 watch as brave Pakistanis died fighting for their honor in Kargil, a battle that Mr. Sharif ensured we lost because he was busy in a personal fight with the nation’s military leaders.

    Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s record is so embarrassing that, in another country with educated voters, he would never be reelected by the people.

    His record includes unforgettable lapses and mistakes, each of them worthy of an inquiry commission that could disqualify him for life:

    1. This man declared emergency after the May 1998 Nuclear detonations. Under the pretext of sanctions, he swallowed up the nation’s $10 billion foreign reserves. No questions asked and no accountability since!

    2. This man, Nawaz, siphoned off millions of dollars of the money collected under the ‘Qarz utaro mulk sanwaro’ scheme where he appealed to the Pakistani nation’s patriotism and asked everyone to donate money to pay off the national debt. No accountability so far!

    3. This man was shopping for $25,000 Philip Patek watches in the United States when our brave soldiers were dying in Kargil. No shame!

    4. This man built a 2000-acre Raiwind palatial complex for himself and his family when our nation was contributing to the “Qarz utaro mulk sanwaro” scheme to pay off the national debt.

    5. This man Nawaz is a PROTEGE of past military rulers who turned him from a dumb, Nehari-loving imbecile into a leader. General Imtiaz brought him from Dubai. General Jillani and General Zia-ul-Haq groomed him. Lt. Gen. Hameed Gul created for his an entire new political party, the IJI. Today he makes fun of the military. It says something about his character. He is an ungrateful person, someone we call EHSAAN FARAMOOSH in our language!

    6. He is the first ruler in the history of Pakistan and maybe the world who ransacked the Supreme Court building and unleashed the private armed thugs on Shahbaz Sharif’s payroll as a private Sharif Militia and used them to stone the building of the Supreme Court and chase out its judges who dared to challenge his actions in 1997.

    7. More than 80 complaints of corruption and misuse of authority were pending at different stages of inquiry, investigation and trial against former PM Nawaz Sharif when he was granted pardon by the president and went into a self-chosen exile. The complaint said Nawaz Sharif did not mention in his declaration of assets in the nomination form for NA-12 in 1997 that he owned a helicopter. It was alleged that he did not pay duties of Rs. 30 million on this machine. Don’t take my word for it, check this news story:

    8. According to a report:

    8.1 Rs. 1.5 billion loan was taken out by the Sharif brothers against the security of their company, Ittefaq Foundries
    8.2 Rs. 302 million were obtained for Brothers Sugar Mills
    8.3 Rs. 92 million for Brothers Textile
    8.4 Rs. 392 million for Brothers Steel Mills
    8.5 Rs. 102 million for Ramzan Sugar Mills and Khalid Siraj Textiles each
    8.6 Rs. 385 million for Ittefaq Sugar Mills
    8.7 Rs. 368 million for Ittefaq Textiles and
    8.8 Rs. 239 million were loaned to Ittefaq Brother.

    9. The Nawaz family which is now one of the richest in the country largely due to the largesse of Pakistani banks has unveiled its one billion rupee Raiwind Complex. Spread over an area of around a thousand acres it houses palatial residences, a 300 acre farm, a 500 bed hospital, a school, a medical teaching facility, 200 acre dairy farm, a 350 line telephone exchange, Polytechnic institute, Nursing and Midwifery school etc. The Sharifs who must really be minting money have built it all in 17 months at a cost of Rs 740 million. The Punjab government headed by a Sharif has chipped in by providing government-funded roads and forcibly purchasing land for papa Sharif.

    10. Nawaz is currently Pakistan’s 4th RICHEST MAN in the list ‘Top 40 Richest Pakistanis’.

    11. Nawaz has asked for Pakistan to open permanent border with India, VISA-FREE! Why doesn’t he simply call for making both one & same country? This way he’ll get an endless supply of Indian music DVDs that he so loves!

    Finally, when Nawaz’s son was suspected of having blood cancer and needed treatment in London, Pervez Musharraf violated his own 10-year agreement with the Saudis and ordered the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh to provide the Sharifs with passports on humanitarian grounds.

    Musharraf again put the exile agreement aside and helped Shahbaz Sharif get treatment in New York.

    In comparison, Mr. Nawaz Sharif could have shown magnanimity and rise above petty revenge and address the real issues facing Pakistan, internally and in the region.

    Mr. Baig is a Pakistani commentator. He can be reached at

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  9. d0ct0r on July 11th, 2008 @ 6:15 am


    Altaf bai and company is definitely cooking some thing disastrous,the evil should be nipped in the bud before its too late,when that ‘made in pakistan’ Hameed Karzai while singing indian tunes talked about attacking pakistan then he knew very well that the thing he calls afghan army can’t even kill a mouse so attacking any country is simply out of question,on the other hand with indian backing and local facilitation by Altaf bai & Co he can create lots of problems for us.

  10. sajjadmaqbul on July 11th, 2008 @ 8:21 am

    That was really alot of information not known to me at least.
    No wonder, once a lady in some European country was asked that which country do you think is the richest in the world and she had answered Pakistan!
    The guy asking the question laughed and said Howcome?
    She said, every leader, politician, or anyone in Pakistan!
    whoever gets The Golden Chance, he hits the jackpot and moves aside!
    But the country is still up and running, with more such people coming in and repeating the history.

  11. shoaib on July 11th, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

    yes this is important that the operation is successful and people get relief. Sadly speaking, in the last few months kidnapping for ransom has increased and most of them, if not all and done from Lyari.
    Karachi needs peace and hopefully this will a step towards it. Poor Lyari people also needs some development and construction.

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