The violence in Karachi... By Shireen
01 March, 2013
Karachi, seemingly, is the biggest city in Pakistan with substantial commercial activities contributing to approximately 50 percent of the total revenue but, unfortunately, the city is embroiled in extreme violence, such as target killings, bomb blasts, kidnappings, etc. Reports from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) reveal that 1,247 people were killed in just six months of 2012. Furthermore, according to news channels, 130 people were killed in 13 days of 2013 in various areas of Karachi, which include Orangi Town, M A Jinnah Road, Malir, Kharadar, New Karachi and many more.
Despite being natively from Sindh, the government does not seem to pay heed to the severe violence in which not only men on the streets are victimised but also political party members of the MQM, ANP, MQM-H and PPP. In order to improve and maintain the economic conditions, the government should take some effective measures and reform the situation in Karachi.