LAHORE: While condemning the bloodletting going on in Karachi, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that each party in the PPP-MQM-ANP ruling alliance wanted to tighten its grip on the port city exclusively.

In a statement here on Saturday, he said that the ruling parties in Sindh plunged the mega city in bloodshed as and when they desired. They were targeting innocent citizens and had taken them as hostages in a bid to surpass each other in extortion.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that as long as the people of Karachi did not rise against target killers and extortionists and did not reject them in elections, the situation in the city could not improve.

He also appealed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to ensure the implementation of the Court order regarding restoration of peace in Karachi.

The JI Ameer said in spite of its majority in Sindh, the PPP had given the MQM a license to kill by sharing power with it. The Karachi traders and businessmen were being forced to pay extortion to all the three ruling parties. Those who refused to pay extortion were being abducted and forced to pay ransom and on their failure to obey, they were murdered and their dead bodies stuffed in gunny bags were thrown on roads. The masses knew their murderers well but did not dare to name them out of fear.

The national security institutions too were not ready to nab the culprits despite knowing them, he added.

He said that those who were killing thousands in mountains and deserts only to establish the government writ were totally blind to the lawlessness in the countrys largest city where each group had engaged paid murderers and also had its No Go area where even the police and rangers did not dare to enter. These No Go areas were the dens of criminals and peace on the port city would be a dream until these were eliminated.

He said although President Zardari was in Karachi on Saturday, yet the entire city looked a graveyard. (PPI)