In putting things into perspective, I would like to quote from Rashed Aurakzai’s Metro-Netherworld: A Comment on Karachi
2800 killings in past eighteen months in Karachi haven’t awoken our intellectuals, human rights groups, civil society or media.Let’s analyze the flawed arguments, which blanket criminality of the so called ‘middle class force’, the MQM. Of all the ‘target killings’, 90% were ethnic Pakhtoon yet it isn’t called genocide. Of these 90% more than 95% had nothing to do with armed gangs or ANP but were killed for swelling the Metro demographics.
Militarized and centralized Pakistan has left nothing for Pakhtoons in their lands to survive on. Besides being from minority province, their land has been rented to foreign powers for war games, for the last three decades, obliterating the indigenous social fabric, weaponizing the belt heavily, cultivating religious extremism and overburdening its economy by refugees’ influx.
In short the State of Pakistan viz-a-viz the Military has manipulated, maimed and maligned the ethnicity directly or through its Frankenstein monsters, be it the Taliban or the MQM. Like LeT, LeJ, SSP or TTP; our military’s backing of the ‘Literate’ goons for the last three decades have mutated them into Gods of the Metropolitan.
Since the days of the late dictator, Zia ul Haq, the Establishment has empowered the MQM to do anything in Karachi or in other words made them the mafia owners of Karachi. Inspite of Gerry mandering and rigging, the MQM still has to share power with the PPP and ANP. This does not sit well with their essentially fascist nature. Repeatedly, they have misused this power for bloodbaths in the financial hub of the Country and to challenge the writ of the Government at the behest of their true masters.
Taking Law and order in hands should not be tolerated; Justice for Karachi and Karachites is not Supreme Court of Pakistan’s duty as they are sitting to give Injustice. 12th May 2007 was one of the black day in Pakistan’s history and the person responsible for all killing on 12th May 2007 is CJP Iftikhar Chaudhary.
Previously I’ve written a post on 12th May 2007 which can be found at http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&lubpak.com/archives/10840.
The nation is quite disappointed on recent situation in Karachi and Baluchistan and demanding punishment for all the culprits involved in bloodbath. Supreme Court of Pakistan should take a suo-moto notice on this and reopen 12th May 2007 case.
Peaceful Pakistan is a desire of every Pakistani national and it’s the responsibility of law makers and justice providers to make it possible.