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Govt must stop lawlessness

May 29, 2012

THE law and order situation in the country is getting worse by the day. Thefts, robberies, street crimes and targeted killings are increasing every minute. Law-enforcement agencies are playing a silent role in this entire scenario.

For instance, in Karachi people are being killed by unknown gunmen for unknown reasons. The war between political parties is the basic reason behind this chaos. The people living there are leading insecure and unsafe lives. Karachi is contributing 67 per cent to the national revenue and almost 35 per cent to the GDP.

Whenever a businessman or any political party member dies, workers of that particular party or trade union go on strike and add to the city’s disorder.

Unfortunately there is no one to stop them. This strike not only creates turmoil in the city but also the business community suffers a loss of four to five billion rupees a day.

Similarly in other cities of Pakistan, the rate of street crime is increasing intensely. When a person leaves his home, he is not sure he will be go back alive. You don’t know whether the person walking behind you is carrying a weapon or not. You never know when two people come on a bike, show the weapon and then snatch your valuables. If anyone puts up resistance, they simply shoot that person out.

At first these crimes happens on lonely roads and at night. But when no action is taken on against this, then these crimes are witnessed in broad daylight in crowded areas. People are utterly insecure of their lives and things.

One of the basic rights of people is security of life and property. Unfortunately in the present scenario we are deprived of this right. Law-enforcement agencies are mere spectators: they keep a blind eye to these crimes.

The government must act before the situation gets out of control.

HUMA ANWAR Lahore