We have received from our contributors and supporters in Orangi Town, Karachi that a brutal and very selective crackdown has been initiated that is solely targeting a PPP constituency. While Karachi residents are hopeful that a proper de-weaponization operation is launched all over Karachi, the current operation is targeting an area that has nothing to do with the recent spate of target killings in Karachi and the ongoing turf war between the MQM vs. ANP.
Faqir Colony is located in Orangi Town, which is PPP stronghold, the only area in the whole Town where PPP won in local bodies election. PPP had a UC Nazim, Anwar Baloch from the area in last local bodies election, who resigned from the post as a protest against the discrimination by the MQM, Town Nazim Abdul Haq,
In Mush era, When MQM Was marching towards conquering areas with PPP vote bank, and have started supporting characters from the gang wars and Lyari became a battle field for this War. Faqir Colony another area with Baloch population also was aimed as it was the only hurdle in taking over the whole Orangi town. MQM offices were launched in various areas under Police covers, but the area was completely ignored in the much hyped MQM City Govt, Karachi ownership Claims.
Karachi has been periodically beset with violence since the mid-1980’s with the rise of the MQM and its open advocacy of gun culture and violence against all the other diverse ethnic communities that reside in Karachi. Today, the demographics have changed significantly since 1984 and those who identify as migrants are estimated to be between 30-40% of Karachi’s population, not all of whom vote or support MQM and vote for other parties too.
The latest selective operation on an area that is unrelated to the current spate of violence in Karachi highlights that the MQM is still being supported by the establishment against the other citizens of Karachi.
After PPP re-emergence in Lyari, MQM Backed elements chose Orangi town for settling the scores, and the result is in killing of Various PPP activists in Orangi Town.
In the recent spat of violence, astonishingly Faqir Colony was chosen for Rangers surgical operations. When people woke up in the morning, they found Rangers surrounding the whole areas, and a search operation was started to find target killers