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PM takes notice of Lyari migration

Updated Jul 12, 2013 11:11pm


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Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.      — File Photo
Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. — File Photo

KARACHI: Taking notice of the mass migration of Lyariites, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the Interior Secretary and Director General of the Intelligence Bureau to reach Karachi immediately and to submit a report with regards to situation, DawnNews reported.

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif took notice on Friday of the mass migration of the members of affected communities of the violence-hit Lyari area of Karachi and directed the Federal Interior Secretary and the Director General of the IB to immediately reach Karachi

He further ordered them to submit a report to him based on facts and information collected over the situation after holding meetings with the authorities of the Sindh government, and both communities of Lyari.

The premier ordered for the provision of security to all those people who had migrated from Lyari to Badin and Thatta areas of Sindh and said that all resources be utilised to rehabilitate the displaced Lyariites back to their homes.

Moreover, Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, formed a five-member committee to resolve the Lyari issue.

A delegation led by the provincial law minister departed for Thatta and Badin to hold talks with Katchi community.

In a shocking incident reported two weeks ago, gunmen indiscriminately fired at public near the Machchi Miani Market and killed three people, including a woman.

Violence has persisted in several localities of Lyari for many weeks with the area from the Kamela bus stand to Agra Taj and Bihar colonies gravely affected, forcing residents to migrate in large numbers.

The displaced Lyari residents face tremendous hardship and despite the miserable conditions the migration to Badin and other areas continues in large numbers.

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Rao Jul 12, 2013 10:58pm

Where did these PMs of ,S.Asian countries learn this "imperialistic sounding" language of -taking notice of .etc .etc? That is what imperial administra.tors I'd during British Raj.

Why don't they be hands-on politicians and go and see the tragedies?

Mian Ahsan Jul 12, 2013 11:38pm

what the hell is this is going on with the Katchees , they are most honest and hard working people i have ever known,

shafiq Jul 12, 2013 11:49pm

We will be watching you Mr. Prime Minister. I hope the Dawn will keep us posted on the progress if any. It will be a test of the prime minister's writ. Let us sort out the shef from the wheat. Enough said.

IBN-E-ASHFAQUE Jul 13, 2013 12:33am

If NS gives karachi peace karachites will be ever grateful. The bus scheme can be the topping on the cake but peace in karachi is the cake. The way to move forward and sustain peace is to allow karachites manage their city. Just as allowing Lahoris to manage their city is the way forward. Karachi cannot be managed from Islamabad or rural feudals of Sindh. If Karachi progresses it wll increase revenue and jobs for all Pakistanis.

Truth Jul 13, 2013 05:35am

This is deplorable and shameful. The government machinery takes so long to become active. This communal divide is increasing and state lack of response is widening the divide.

S. A. M. Jul 13, 2013 07:42am

It was felt that PML N won't worry about what is happening outside Punjab but quite surprisingly the PM is visiting Quetta and issuing instructions regarding Lyari's situation. If Nawaz can be on this track and can improve the current state of affairs people will respect him for that. We need a leader who can speak for the rights of all pakistanis not just for a certain religion or ethnic group. It seems Nawaz Sharif is becoming that leader.

munwar Jul 13, 2013 08:40am

I think PM is doing right thing, the terrorists of karachi must be tamed.

Saleem Ijaz Jul 15, 2013 12:12pm

@IBN-E-ASHFAQUE: I would like to comment on IBN-E-ASHFAQUE that Karachi cannot be control from Islamabad, would like to inform him that it will be control from Islamabad and not from new Delhi anymore. Thanks A Devoted Pakistani