WARNINGS issued recently by the Karachi police are being viewed with cynicism. Empty threats, by the highest authorities, of “we will get them in 48 hours” only add insult to injury.

The police and Rangers in Karachi have failed to protect the lives and property of the citizens. They conveniently block roads for cars, buses and ambulances to provide security to politicians at private functions while bombs go off in the city.

How much blood will be spilt before something is done? The list of crimes being committed is increasing -- targeted and sectarian killings, extortion, land grabbing, bombings of shrines and mosques, bank heists, kidnapping for ransom -- not one, not a single one of the culprits has been indicted.

Our children are not safe and nothing is being done.

Cracking down upon law-breakers can only strengthen true democrats.

A week’s curfew in Karachi after sealing road and train exits and a complete flushing out of all criminals is not a high price to pay. After all, shutterdown strikes close the city down more frequently and often.

How long shall we wait? Please realise that in order to save the country we must first have a country to save.

M.I. SAYEED Karachi

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Gerry D'Cunha
April 2, 2013 8:17 am
when you have criminals in police dept, how can you eradicate crime? the interior ministry should be strong in action to eradicate these criminal police officials, then only will you find crimes decreasing
Bakka
April 2, 2013 11:12 am
Since 1986, I have heard various politicians and law enforcement chiefs make the following statements: > We will deal with criminals with iron hand. > No one will be allowed to break the law. > Karachi will cleansed of undesirable elements. > Peace will prevail in Karachi. The only exception was Naseerullah Babar, through Operation Clean-up from 1992-94, there was a visible difference in law in order in Karachi. However later through political expedience the brave officers who took part in this operation were scarified. Can I please request the relevant authorities to at least change your war cry. Frankly I am sick and tired of their fake promises.
Agha Ata (USA)
April 2, 2013 1:33 pm
The fact of the matter is that nobody knows how to deal with the criminals who have no face, attack unexpectedly, at unexpected times,we don't know where in the city they come from, and on the top of that, die themselves with their own attack in most cases. Taliban type terrorism is a new thing and no techniques have been developed yet to deal with them. The army doesn't know of any tact either, leave aside our police. Please do not think that our police don't do it, but could do it. The fact of the matter is that wouldn't do it, because they couldn't do it. Police would need to have high class detectives, or psychics to find these culprits.
hina
April 2, 2013 5:35 pm
there should be young and active policemen not lazzy and dull who can do nothing they all should be retire.
khanm
April 3, 2013 5:09 am
Wolfs are appointed to guard the sheep...... I'm only going to stand before God and give an account for my life, not for somebody else's life. If I have a bad attitude, then I need to say there's no point in me blaming you for what's wrong in my life.
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