Karachi violence: Rehman Malik comes under fire in NA
02 February, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The MQM, JUI-F and PML-N protested severely over the volatile situation in Karachi and the non attendance of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
During the National Assembly session, the MQM sought a debate over the situation in Karachi.
MQM MNA Asif Husnain said the situation in the city had deteriorated and people were living with a sense of fear.
Berjees Tahir of the PML-N demanded the presence of Rehman Malik and said that without him debate on the issue is useless following which the PML-N staged a walkout.
Taking part in the discussion‚ Sajid Ahmad said responsibility rests with the security agencies to ensure protection of lives and properties of the people of Karachi. He said Karachi is the economic hub of the country and any attempt to destabilize it will have disastrous effects on the economy of the country.
He said some foreign elements are behind the bloodshed in Karachi and these elements need to be exposed.
JUI-F Asia Nasir said that the security situation in Karachi and Balochistan are at the lowest ebb. Yesterday in Karachi a cleric was killed while in Balochistan 7 dead bodies were recovered and the House should be informed about the situation. She said that Interior Minster is all talk and seems to be younger brother of Sheikh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri. She said it was told that after Governor Rule the situation would get better but still dead bodies are being recovered from Balochistan. Following which JUI-F members walked out over the imposition of Governor Rule.
State Interior Minister Safdar Warriach told the house that Interior Minister Rehman Malik is not in the country and the walk outs are unnecessary.