Altaf Hussein remains the most controversial figure in the Pakistani political saga. Recent events have re-enforced the absurdity with which Altaf Bhai orchestrates Karachi’s realpolitik. Hussein is convicted for numerous murder extortions,organized crime and terrorist offences. He is also the key suspect in over a hundred murder cases including one of his own comrades . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis –MQM:Between perils and promises
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . →Read More:Karachi calling
KARACHI: Target killing and enmity claimed four lives in Karachi on Wednesday,Express News reported.
Unknown men opened fire in Machar Colony and killed 17-year-old Yousuf,while a body,bearing torture marks,was recovered from Lea Market area. The body has not been identified yet,but the deceased is said to have been abducted before he was murdered.
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By Naeem Sahoutara
KARACHI: The Sindh government,police and rangers have had a year to swallow the bitter prescription from the Supreme Court to clean up Karachi. Today,they will have to answer for their performance.
. . . →Read More:Sindh Govt,police to be questioned by SC on Karachi violence
By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
AS Pakistan’s love-hate relationship with the mythical ‘rule of law’ unfolds,the very real rule of the danda continues to manifest itself in virtually every little nook and cranny of society,unnamed if not unnoticed.
Every thana and katcheri in this country — the very institutions that purport to . . . →Read More:“Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani cautioned the apex court on Monday to remain within its constitutional bounds lest it provokes a clash between the three tiers of government.
“The powers of all institutions are described clearly in the constitution,” said the prime minister,while addressing the Supreme Court Bar Association at the auditorium . . . →Read More:Pakistan,Karachi:PM Vs CJ
Some years ago a patriotic Parsi Pakistani was kidnapped from Quetta. He was a businessman,a taxpayer,former MPA and very well connected. The ransom demanded was Rupees One Billion. He was never recovered and died in captivity. Some months ago his wife was kidnapped and in spite of a heavy ransom having been . . . →Read More:The Pakistan Scene
The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s reports on Karachi violence,saying the reports lack facts that are needed to make headway in the case.
The reports were submitted by Attorney General Anwarul Haq during the suo motu hearing of the unrest in Karachi.
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The bodies are piling up in Karachi because those struggling for power in the city are following a strategy of body counts. The dead are just names and statistics and in some cases they are nameless because that is how the media is reporting their senseless death. There is no mention of who they . . . →Read More:The City of Death
Fresh incidents of firing in various areas of the city claimed three lives,Geo News reported.
According to the police,unidentified armed men opened fire at a car,resultantly one person was killed and a minor girl wounded.
. . . →Read More:Three more killed in Karachi firing incidents