Pakistani MPs demand arrest of culprits in Karachi violence
Pakistani lawmakers have strongly condemned the recent wave of violence in Karachi demanding that the government must expose the culprits behind the heinous attacks, Press TV reported.
In a heated debate in the upper house of the parliament on Monday, lawmakers urged the government to take stringent measures to maintain law and order in the country's largest city of Karachi, a Press TV correspondent reported.
A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker, Farooq Sattar, told the house that if any attempt is made to take political mileage from the Karachi violence, it will pose irreparable losses to the country.
Sattar warned that terrorists were out to establish a writ of guns and suicide attacks in Karachi, which has a long history of factional bloodshed. However, their attempts would be foiled at any cost, he said.
Other lawmakers also called for strong action on the part of the government arguing that persistence of such violence will break the backbone of the Pakistani economy.
They demanded that the government must locate and bring to justice the perpetrators behind the looting and burning of shops, as well as those who killed several people during the popular mourning events on Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (PBUH), the grandson of the Holy Prophet and the third Imam of Shia followers of Islam.
At least 39 people were killed and many others injured during a spate of violence in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi in the past 4 days.