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‘Shia killings on the rise’

August 28, 2012

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