Political ownership

In a targeted operation Rangers forces carried out a raid at Nine-Zero, the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in Karachi, a large cache of illegal weapons were recovered in the “information-based operation” and several “criminals” were arrested.

The ruling PML N and other major political parties including PTI have backed the operation of Rangers and appreciated such efforts to bring peace in Karachi. At this crucial time law enforcing agencies need the backing of political parties as political ownership would provide invaluable moral support to eliminate terrorist wings of various political parties.

Co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ibad on Thursday evening and discussed current political issues including prevailing turmoil after confession of death row prisoner Saulat Mirza against MQM. During the conversation, Zardari, former president of Pakistan, said the PPP stood by MQM in this testing time. PPP has clear policy to back the law enforcing agencies to eradicate military wings of political parties than why such statements are being given at such a crucial time. To bring long lasting peace Karachi like operations must be extended without discrimination.

JUIF chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was one of the critics of 21st constitutional amendment and was of the view that only religious extremism should not be the target but terrorism of all sorts must be eradicated. After the successful targeted operation of Rangers at nine-zero involvement of political parties in violent activities cannot be brushed aside.

After the brutal terrorist attack on Peshawar school government lifted the ban on death penalty but European Union is pushing to reinforce the ban against death penalty on the guise of violation of human rights. At this time our leaders have to decide that we are fighting a decisive war against the monster of terrorism and any attempt to influence our internal maters must be resisted forcefully.

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