Dawn News

27 February, 2015 / 8 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436
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Confiscation of arms

FAR too much water has found its way under the bridge, and the time has come when the bridge itself is under threat of being swept away.

Under the present perilous circumstances when the bridge has to be saved from collapse, where other measures are also imperative, a ban on unlicensed arms appears absolutely necessary.

Arms have sabotaged peace, and people are scared of walking in the streets. Karachi appears to have been shut down and business activity almost paralysed.

The main cause of the paralysis is the presence of arms. It is time those who possessed arms laid these down.

It is, therefore, time unlicensed arms were required to be laid down. The government would be justified in requiring holders of all unlicensed arms to lay them down at a stated place.

This measure would not only prevent the perilous activity by the holders of arms but would also help in holding peaceful elections.

AKBAR KHAN Karachi


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khanm
Mar 27, 2013 12:23pm
My instinct my observation ,reading the comments from different walk of life... It is not going to be a peaceful election.... May Allah protect us all..... We are arm to our teeth.....All the political parties it seem like hold a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed citizens....
Cyrus Howell
Mar 27, 2013 05:34pm
"The main cause of the paralysis is the presence of arms. It is time those who possessed arms laid these down." The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a bit longer.
Zeeshan Shamsi
Mar 27, 2013 06:44pm
You think people will illegal weapons are likely to give up their weapons upon a request?