The political drama continues…

As life returns to normal in our city, the perpetrators of the heinous crimes carried out on 5/12 are trotting all over Pakistan saving face.

The ambulance carrying Hussain’s body and escorted by AJK police mobiles arrived here at about 2 pm. Witnesses said that two MQM lawmakers, MNA Abdul Wasim and AJK Legislative Assembly member Tahir Khokhar, were also accompanying it, claiming that the deceased was a member of their organisation. However, their claim was rejected by the relatives of the deceased and anticipating the likely troubles ahead they changed their plans, sources said, adding the MNA returned to Islamabad from Rara whereas Mr Khokhar opted to stay in Muzaffarabad instead of going ahead to the Dabriyal village.

Family sources said he was killed in cold blood at around 4 pm in Chowrangi as he was returning to his residence.

– Another Karachi carnage victim buried in AJK

The truth, whether or not the deceased was really a member of MQM, only God would know. But, it is a fact that those murdered in cold blood that fateful Saturday were not all politically affiliated. A number of them were innocent laborers returning home from a hard day’s work.

Indifferent to the innocent lives lost, the government continues its support for the ruling party in Sindh.

Expressing concern over losses of life and property in the May 12 mayhem in Karachi, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday in effect endorsed what he described as provincial government’s “timely” measures for damage control and for restoring normalcy, and ruled out any possibility of imposition of emergency or governor’s rule.

– Aziz rules out governor’s rule

What could be more proof of their guilty conscience than the proroguing of the National Assembly shying away from a debate on Karachi killings? But that shouldn’t be too much of a concern anyway. The opposition was just denied an opportunity to chant their ‘Down with Musharraf’ slogans.

Opposition slogan-chanting, mainly directed at President Gen Pervez Musharraf and Sindh-based government ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), had brought both the houses to a standstill before the ruling coalition moves.

Nothing substantial can be expected from them either. Karachi needs more than just words from insincere politicians who run the show in Pakistan.

52 Comments so far

  1. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    but that pagal kutta is basically chewing it’s own leg and does not seem to realise this and is mighty proud of doing it:))

  2. Jon (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

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