Carnage in Karachi & SHC Suo Motu Action

HRCP%20Carnage%20in%20Karachi.gifA few days back Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has published a fact finding report on the events of May 12th 2007 which is without doubt a tragic day in the history of Karachi (DOWNLOAD). It was a day when goons were deliberately let loose on the streets to enforce their concept of law and order, and the world is a testament that it was without doubt a horrendous massacre. We did not need an HRCP report to come to the conclusion as to who was at fault but this independent report definitely helps place the blame in a more credible manner.

Yesterday while the entire country was watching Gangster General Pervaiz Musharraf ridicule a Pakistani national, deporting him out of the country by blatantly disobeying the standing orders from the Supreme Court, we seemed to have missed an all important item here in Karachi.

Sindh High Court finally decided to take a suo motu inquiry into May 12 events, but that too was delayed because MQM goons a.k.a BhaiLog hijacked the SHC and there have been reports that several unidentified armed men were found in and around of SHC while police as usual acted like a silent spectator and did nothing. It just seems that the ruling coalition seems to consider itself above the law and with leaders like Gangster General Musharraf blatantly ransacking through the judicial system smaller parities follow the lead and do like-wise

To make matters worse a lawyer Mr. Raja Riaz was also killed yesterday by MQM after a strong warning issued by MQM following a heated exchange he had with an MQM lawyer-cum-TV-drama personality Mr. Khwaja Naveed a few days earlier, the Asian Human Rights Commission issued a statement in this regards

During the last hearing which took place on September 6, at the Sindh High Court full bench, Mr Riaz was threatened by the workers of MQM that he would be killed if he raised the slogan ‘go Musharraf go’ in the court. The vice president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Mr. Khawja Naveed, who has taking sides with government after the restoration of the Chief Justice Mr. Iftekhar Choudhry, also had angry words with Mr. Riaz in the high court bar room in the presence of many lawyers. Mr. Riaz was threatened to ‘behave’ otherwise he would face dire consequences. Under these circumstances there is reason to believe that Mr. Riaz’ assassination was planned.

Mr. Riaz was killed a hundred or so meters away from the Sindh High Court and very close to Governor House, where there are generally large numbers of police guarding the place. Mr. Riaz was in a taxi and was stopped by staunch workers raising slogans in favour of Musharraf and their party leader Mr. Altaf Hussain. A shot was fired which struck him in the chest. The workers then continued to chant pro-Musharraf slogans and watched him die. There was no intervention by the security officials.

I plead to all Pakistanis, PLEASE stand up and resist these so-called rulers who continue to disgrace our country time and time again

58 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

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  2. podracer (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    Teeth: I can’t help but appreciate this blog post. It is very traumatic for me to see such things happening in Karachi. It is very important to highlight that unfortunate day. We have seen it live on TV and now this detailed report highlights specific incidents. But what is more painful is the fact that the citizens of Karachi take all this as a joke and blame game.

    This blame game is endless. As can be seen by the comments made on this blog, the situation is quite pathetic. Instead of being concerned about the ruthless killings and total lack of law and order in one of the major cities of Pakistan, most of the people here have resorted to either criticizing you or insulting you in one way or the other.

    Let us take a step back and analyze this objectively. The situation in Karachi is hopeless. Forgive me for being so pessimistic, but that is how it is – HOPELESS. I must clarify one thing here: it is useless to blame political parties for this. It is our fate. We have to accept this. We live in a third world country. Our general public reeks of poverty, lack of education, inhuman living standards, radical elements, extremism etc. Even Musharraf, with all the international support that he could get, could not bring this in control in the Northern Areas. The only difference between the situation in Waziristan and the one in Karachi (on 12 May) is that the Waziristan resistance is sponsored by the tribal leaders, whereas in Karachi, it was most evidently ‘allowed’ by elements of the government. But ultimately we must ask ourselves… who made it all possible? It was the people of Pakistan. They can be used and abused in any way because they are so venerable, poor, naive, uncivilized, uncultured, intolerant and short-sighted.

    Everyone has a part to play in the prevalent situation. Everyone is accountable for this. Not just the leaders, but the people as well – who follow in their leaders’ footsteps to the impending doom that awaits them.

    Don’t take me wrong. I am not criticizing any particular political party here and any specific profession in our society. I am just lamenting on the unsolvable issues in our society. As my economics professor once said: “We are stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty”. Nothing can change that. This is what defines our psyche as a nation. Even the actions of a handful of highly educated intellectual, political leaders (etc.) are driven by this situation.

    We move on, but we will never progress. Events like 12th May, Waziristan conflict, fly-over collapses will keep on happening… the blame game will continue… and nothing will come out of it. The suffering will go on and on…

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    lets see how these goons show ghunda gardi outside of Karachi.

  4. MB (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    es link mai kia hai ??
    I didn’t see anything

    The people of karachi deserve the suffering unfortunately, for choosing a militant outfit as their rulers. Chill !!

  5. Concerned (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    @ IUnknown

    I just had to comment on wht you said abt khi becoming Dubai. where do you live yar. its sure as hell not khi.

    Khi can only become dubai if you remove all the politicans from the city, which includes MQM and PPP, and especially JI. It should just have a local govt and Mayor from the ppl (which is MQM but you ppl will never accept tht so any body from the general public will do)

    then turn it into a completely sovereign state in itself. This mean, no tax collected in KHi goes outside the city. The rest of the country can have customs, Octroi and toll collected for goods going upcountry or going out from upcountry, but nothing else.

    If Khi had all that money (which it desrves) then it would know no bounds. but sadly tht is never going to happen.

    So dream on dude, dream on.

  6. Karachite (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

    Hrr Fir-oon ka waqt aata hai,
    Karachi kai fir-aon kaa waqt bhee aey ga,
    raaat lambeee ho gaee hai to kiaa,
    harr raat kai baad sooraj aata hai.

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:34 am

    jang website got updated. It was that 12th may case will not be proceeded out of Karachi so that goons can’t create mess again. Since goons can only pollute Karachi rather entire country.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:34 am

    jang website got updated. It was that 12th may case will be proceeded out of Karachi so that goons can’t create mess again. Since goons can only pollute Karachi rather entire country.

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