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‘Shia killings on the rise’

THIS is apropos of your editorial ‘Shia killings on the rise’ (Aug 18).

I agree with you that our government, our security forces and our judiciary are silent on the killings of innocent people of Shia and Hazara community. When our Supreme Court can take suo motuo action on the killings in Karachi and on the Balochistan situation, it should also take suo motu notice on the killings of innocent people belonging to the Shia and Hazara communities.

The Quaid in his maiden speech to the Constituent Assembly on Aug 11, 1947, said: “The first and foremost duty of a government is to maintain law and order and to protect the life and property of its citizens.”

It is very sad that we have become an intolerant society. Religious intolerance has reached an alarming proportion. We are killing each other just because of differences in religious views.

People belonging to different faiths add diversity to our culture. We must respect other religions and faiths. This will help to build a tolerant society.

DR KHURRUM FIAZUDDIN Karachi


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A Sunni
Aug 29, 2012 01:38am
What about Sunnis killings in Karachi and Gilgit no one is mentioning that ?
A Sunni
Aug 29, 2012 01:41am
Sindh goverment should control Shia terrorist groups, they can kill anyone anytime especially Sunni scholars, several have been killed in the last few years but unfortunately no terrorist has been arrested.
Asgar Ali Shariff
Aug 28, 2012 02:51pm
Thank you Dr. Khurrum Fiazuddin for raising your voice against shia killings. If people like you keep raising their voices may be the pillars of the state rise from their deep slumber.