Mustafa Kamal an ‘extremely dishonourable man’: Governor Sindh

October 19, 2016
Published in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan lashed out at Mustafa Kamal, saying the former Karachi mayor was ‘extremely dishonourable.’

Addressing the media in Karachi, Ebad has said those who perpetrated the May 12 carnage in Karachi will be brought to justice at all costs, saying the government was working on measures for sustainable peace in the metropolis.

“We will publicly hang all those responsible for the May 12 tragedy in Karachi regardless of their party affiliation,” he added. Over 40 people, including lawyers, were killed in Karachi on the arrival of former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry to address the Sindh High Court Bar Association on May 12, 2007.

Ebad said that Karachi has been purged of crime since an operation kicked off in March 2013, as those responsible for target killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom have been arrested. Government is taking measures for sustainable peace in the city and working to eradicate the remaining 25 to 30 per cent of criminal activities, he added.

Baldia factory fire

“We have decided to nab those that burned innocent people to death and later embezzled money released as compensation for the loss of the victims,” Ebad said.

“The law enforcement agencies have been given clear instructions to bring to task anyone whose name had been abolished from the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT),” the governor said. “This will be done to ensure that lives of the innocent remain safe,” he remarked.

Azizabad arms case

Ishratul Ebad said investigations were also ongoing to find out about the culprits involved in dumping the biggest cache of arms in Karachi’s history. “The arms were bought to engage in a fight with the army, Rangers or other LEAs.”

“We have come to know that some people on important political positions were involved in dumping the arms,” the governor said adding, “we have identified those selling and financing the arms and we will give them exemplary punishment to ensure nothing of this sort happens in future.”

Ethnic cleansing

Ebad said that authorities will also bring to justice those involved in an ethnic cleansing in Karachi from 2008 to November 2011. “We are on the hunt for those who attacked Awami National Party (ANP) leader Bashir Jan,” he said.

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Story first published: 19th October 2016


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