Karachi’s solution is no rocket science – with the upcoming elections it is for the people of Karachi to make a very crucial decision and vote these political parties out of power who have militant wings operating under their umbrella
The people of Karachi should decide not to vote for any party that has a militant wing, said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday.
“We have said it again and again that Karachi is being destroyed, The people of Karachi should decide not to vote for a party that has a militant wing,” said Imran Khan
LINK: Do not vote for parties with militant wings, PTI chief advises Karachi
– shared on Facebook by Awab Alvi
Still amazed at why cant a simple solution be thought out for a free and transparent election – Simply using NADRA’s database will save tremendous resources – ECP should extract Voters LAST REGISTERED ADDRESS and it can become his voting address. If there is a mismatch on the last known address of the person it should be the responsibility of the voter to have it corrected at the NADRA office before the electoral lists are locked (90 days prior to election) – this effort also enables the Govt of Pakistan have the updated present address every five years
So if an 18+ Pakistani has a CNIC card, he should be able to walk into the nearest polling station to his registered present address and cast his vote. Door-to-door verification & compiling of the data will always be prone to errors & political maneuvering – hence the more hurdles that are created opens the door to Election Fraud
LINK: Army, FC be used over electoral rolls, votes’ verification, rules SC
– shared on Facebook by Awab Alvi
The following petition was sent to the Supreme Court on 1st November 2012 for Peace & De-Weaponization of Karachi – The petition was spearheaded by Mr. Naeem Sadiq with nine other petitioners and I personally am honored that he asked me to sign this petition – Considering the lawlessness in Karachi the pressure needs to be sustained on the judiciary to clamp down hard on this deteriorating situation
A meesage to others also wanting to take similar action by Naeem Sadiq was “If you agree with its contents, you may use this or make a similar petition and post it at the Supreme Court address. (Please DO NOT email as it is possibly an easier option but of no significance).
Its sad Karachi goes through its third paralyzing strike this week. The blame games between MQM & ANP continue to be played by all the parties involved and the only visible outcome is to oversee the killing of more people of the “other” party – In the meanwhile today Altaf Hussain from London issued a “Call for Battle“, in my opinion this chest thumping statement will practically sealing our fate of Karachi for the next few weeks.
In Lahore Shahbaz Sharif & PML-N play the ICE CREAM OPPOSITION role, are leading a sereis of protests against the Load Shedding issue. It was only on Friday (yesterday) that PML & PPP sat in the offices Punjab Assemblies Business Advisory Committee to reach a consensus on the load shedding issue.
Electric power: Resolution asks for fair distribution – where the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz agreed a consensus text for the resolution over energy situation.
Mind you a “Consensus” was reached between the players ridding upon the SAMJHOTA EXPRESS, Mohammed Rizwan writes Goodbye & Hello in the Express Tribune to say:
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I’m seriously saddened to see the mob mentality of people in Karachi beating these crooks &/or snatchers on Shaheed-e-Millat road, but what can you do to bring this mob under control in total lawlessness with no confidence in the state police to take these crooks to task
The way this mob was progressing it had “Sialkot brothers” mob murder written all over it. If you watch the video it had some well dressed [possibly educated] people also taking a whack at these alleged crooks.
I’m NOT defending these crooks but im also NOT for mindless mob justice, but my question to YOU … What do you do? How long will the people take this shit before all hell breaks loose?
[VIDEO WARNING – GRAPHIC SCENES]
Elaborate security arrangements are being made, to ensure a peaceful event, with a massive crowd expected, we together need to ensure discipline amongst ourselves
- Come early as the Jalsa is expected to start at 2pm
- Security check points will be to ensure safety of everyone, please corporate with the police and our volunteers
- Please pack WARM clothes as Karachi is experiencing a cold spell
- Please bring water and snacks
- It may be best to carry a darri so you can sit on the ground if there are not enough chairs
- There are 3 public entrance points for the Jalsa, please follow the
- Gate 1 = Ladies & Families
- Gate 2 & 3 = General
Over the last two days, people in Karachi were abuzz with a 30-second phone call from the famous politician Imran Khan inviting them to the National Unity Jalsa in Karachi on 25th Decemeber. Quite a large number of people narate funny stories as to how they were briefly fooled into believing that this was a real call. The project kicked off early in the morning of the 18th December unfortunately as early as 6:30am [we apologize to those who received this call so early on a Sunday morning] apart from that small gaff – the city was giggling with excitement to have “had a personal call” from the heart throb Imran Khan.
The recording in Imran Khan’s voice says
Assalam-o-Alaikum. This is Imran Khan speaking. How are you?
I am coming to your city to bring everyone together on December 25 at Mazar-e-Quaid for a peace rally. I hope that you can break all the shackles and take part because at this rally we need to make the beginnings of a new Pakistan. I will be waiting. Thank you.
Only recently a post appeared on Pro-Pakistani titled “PTI is Spam Calling in Karachi to Market its Jalsa” where they ask a valid question, but I believe labeling this audio message as “spam” is unfair and instead it should have aptly been coined “Telemarketing”
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On 3rd November a small group of social & print media bloggers were invited to the US Consul General’s Residence in Karachi for a small luncheon discussion with the visiting US Under Secretary Maria Otero.
Maria Otero, is a well spoken representative of the US, coordinating U.S. foreign relations on a variety of global issues, including democracy, human rights, and labor; environment, oceans, health and science; population, refugees, and migration; and monitoring and combating trafficking in persons.
The discussion was interesting, everyone had a chance to put their point of view across, My issues were focused on
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Babar Sattar drills holes into the Supreme Court ruling on the Karachi violence – it is high on rhetoric, light on (relevant) substance.
The Karachi suo motu case has affixed responsibility for the violence, death and destruction in the city on the federal and provincial governments, political parties and individuals perpetrating crimes. And while it has issued directions to ensure that individual offenders are effectively prosecuted, it has neither endeavoured to hold political parties accountable for their abetment of crimes nor provided for the prosecution and punishment of public office holders for their malfeasance and nonfeasance. A more thoughtful verdict could have achieved all of this. – LINK
In our ongoing effort by the Movement for Deweaponization [MFD] in Pakistan the core group of citizens leading the effort have officially applied to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for becoming a party to the Suo Moto case regarding the Law and Order situation in Karachi. Its ironic the proceedings are underway, but there is no one representing the main victims ie. The People of Karachi. I truly love the way the letter starts “WE, THE CITIZENS” its taking ownership of this issue in a definitive way, it is a message to say, that we, the people of Karachi will no longer tolerate being held hostage to the terrorizing politicians that govern us
WE, THE CITIZENS Appeal to the Chief Justice for becoming a Party to the Suo Moto case regarding the Law and Order situation in Karachi.
Violence, confrontation and polarization, especially in Karachi, have caused misery and destroyed the life, liberty and spirit of our people.
The citizens of Karachi are the most affected victims of the on-going violence and lawlessness. We believe that peace is impossible in Karachi without total compulsory confiscation of all firearms (licensed or otherwise) from gangs, political parties and all individuals.
We the undersigned citizens appeal to your honor to let us voice our views on this vital issue by becoming a party to the Suo Moto case being heard by your Honor on the Law and Order Situation in Karachi.
- Hamid Maker
- Jameel Yusuf
- Kamyla Marvi Tapal
- Majida Razvi
- Naeem Sadiq
- Nazim F. Haji
- Dr. Awab Alvi
- Farieha Aziz
- Noman Qaudri
- Uzma Aslam
Considering the deteriorating situation in Pakistan, a group of citizens Movement for De-Weaponisation have started an effort to lobby for ways to help de-weaponize Karachi and also Pakistan, it is undoubtedly a long and portracted effort, but it is our core belief that the initiative must be taken to help cleanse Karachi of its stockpiles of weapons that are used to kill its very own citizens. As a first step in the effort an appeal has been filed with the Supreme Court to lobby for de-weaponisation of Karachi to become a party to the ongoing Suo Moto Hearing on Karachi’s Violence
ہتیار سے انکار
Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
September 6, 2011
Honourable Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Sub: Appeal for complete De-weaponisation of Karachi
Violence, confrontation and polarization, especially in Karachi, have caused misery and destroyed the life, liberty and spirit of our people. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan states that over a thousand persons were killed in Karachi in the first six months of 2011. More than 600 others were killed in July and August making this the bloodiest year ever.
Armed gangs of land-grabbers and mafias have exploited the chaos. It is however generally felt that the real ownership of this horrible game of death and destruction lies with the powerful political, religious and criminal groups.
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Pictures from the protest by the civil society which was held to condemn the rampant killings in Karachi.
A group of citizens has met to discuss solutions to the city’s violence. On Saturday Aug 6 at 3pm a Press Conference which will be held at the Karachi Press Club which will be followed by a rally. Please join the Karachi Concerned Citizens and let our collective voice of protest be heard above the gunfire.
Location: Karachi Press Club
Date: 6th August 2011
Given below are solutions we hope to present at the Press Conference.
From: Karachi Concerned Citizens Forum
To: The President & Prime Minister of Pakistan of Pakistan
You represent the unity of the federation of Pakistan and, as such, must ensure that the federal as well as provincial governments deliver on commitments of the federation, the most important of them being the security of all its citizens.
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