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India-Pakistan
State committed to protect Karachi: Zardari
2012-11-15
[Dawn] President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
said on Wednesday that deterioration of law and order situation in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
was not the failure of the state, DawnNews reported.

"Enemies of the state want to destabilise state's effort in the war against terrorism through deterioration of law and order situation in Bloody Karachi," the president said.

He said that if any ill-intender thinks that they could dent government's commitment against terrorism, they are mistaken.

President Zardari said that the next general elections would be held in time. Adding that, he said that future policies will have to be made in consultation with all the stakeholders.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf also expressed his concern over the situation of the city. He advised the provincial governments to enhance the security during the month of Muharram.

The responses of the president and the prime minister came after the allied partners of the coalition government --the MQM and the ANP-- boycotted the Senate session on Tuesday protesting against the rising violence in Bloody Karachi.

After a heated debate in upper house on Tuesday, the ANP demanded immediate military operation in Bloody Karachi while the MQM demanded imposition of emergency in the city.
Posted by:Fred

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