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
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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.
No peace is possible in Karachi or elsewhere while licensed and unlicensed weapons are commonplace. While peaceful political solutions are pursued, it is inconceivable that peace can be sought without total compulsory confiscation of firearms (licensed or otherwise) from gangs, political parties and all individuals .
We appeal that Karachi be made a weapon-free city, and that no groups or individuals be allowed to possess any firearm. All parties must disband their militant wings and patronized gangs.
We appeal to your honour to let us regain our lost right to life and liberty and to save us from daily killings, torture, ‘bhatta’ and kidnappings by ordering Karachi to be made a completely weapon free city.
- Nazim F Haji
- Naeem Sadiq
- Kamyla Marvi Tapal
- Dr. Awab Alvi
- Uzma Aslam
- Farieha Aziz
- Noman Qadri
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Subsequent efforts are being made to seriously lobby for this cause, if you genuinely believe in being part of this effort please email your support to firstname.lastname@example.org