Karachi: 25 ANP workers killed in violence
KARACHI: Awami National Party Sindh chapter president Shahi Syed claimed on Friday that 25 ANP workers, including office-bearers, had been killed in terrorist attacks over the past three days of violence in the city.
Speaking at a news conference, the ANP provincial chief condemned the recent wave of violence and called for ridding the city of weapons. He blamed the Muttahida Quami Movement for the violence over the past three days, saying that it seemed as if the government had no authority.
Mr Syed said that terrorists had been continuing their violent acts and killing people in the name of Pakhtuns and Mohajirs. He asked as to who was behind the killings in Orangi Town where people had been made hostage in their homes.
He regretted that people had been targeted and killed and buses were burnt and houses attacked by terrorist elements to promote their political interests.
Mr Syed alleged that these elements wanted to destabilise Karachi and subsequently the country by creating disturbances. He asked the ANP workers not to get provoked and to thwart attempts of those who wanted to destroy the peace of Karachi.
He said: “Anybody who is against peace is inhuman.” He said that no institution, including Rangers, could restore peace to the city unless it was given full powers.