Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui

Target Killings In Karachi – A Result of Low Tolerance Level

In Karachi Karachi on June 9, 2009 at 7:53 am

In last seven days around 50 people have lost their lives due to “target killing”. More than 4 dozen families haveCB055451 perished. Police has failed to protect the people. Provincial Govt. is just involved in tall claims. We can’t see any positive outcome of security measures taken by concerned authorities.

The question raised by common people on the street is that why is this all happening?

My answer is very simple “Lack of political tolerance”.

Unfortunately, in Pakistani politics & specifically in Karachi scenario we observe on daily basis that disagreement or difference of opinion on political / social/ religious / sectarian issues is equated to enmity. If one is courageous enough to have a particular point of view then one should also have a threshold level to accept / listen to other person’s point of view.target

All these target killings are the result of absence of tolerance from our society. Every person has the right of disagreement with certain point of view but it doesn’t mean that he has no right to live. No security system can stop this target killing until or unless on broad basis we should politically decide that we can live together in a well defined democratic manner with different political point of views.  Security system will only be effective if we as citizens of Karachi promise that we will live together with different political point of views as people in developed democratic societies do.

Last but not least; fast & transparent judiciary system should be bring the culprits to their actual destination quickly – Hell.

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  1. Karachi is once again thrown into killing field by people who don’t belong from Karachi but do their Politics in Karachi. We take a deep look into what are the real motives of increasing Target Killings in Karachi, Who are the real beneficiaries of these Target killings.

    It seems it’s a feud between MQM and Haqiqi which is further divided into Amir Khan and Afaq Ahmed and both dispel each other from the Party and Both becomes the Chairman of MQM Haqiqi. In 2007 when Haqiqi was split into 2, Kamran Rizvi of Amir Khan Group in a Press Conference revealed that most of the Haqiqi Workers were murdered on the orders of Afaq Ahmed and that lead to the split in Haqiqi. He points speacially towards the murder of Ex Haqiqi MPA Younis Khan Brother Zubair alias Kala in Landhi.

    It is also clear that Jamat is align with Pro Jehadi elements inside Pakistani Security Apparatus and nexus of Jamat with Afghan Commanders and Hameed Gul is quite visible so as Imran Khan Nexus with Hameed Gul. Soon after the split with in Haqiqi, Imran Khan and Qazi Hussain Ameer Jamat e Islami were busy mediating between 2 Haqiqi Groups on the orders of Jehaid anti MQM elements with in ISI.

    It is a well known and documented fact that Haqiqi was made by ISI to divide the power of MQM and plunge Karachi into Violence, the wrong Policies of ISI results into more then 25,000 deaths but no one from ISI or Haqiqi was brought to justice.

    The other purpose of Making Haqiqi was Crush the only Mohajir Political Voice MQM and its advancing aims into main stream Political Party. Now Karachi is again plunge into violence and Target Killings. Interestingly most of the People killed belongs to MQM and Haqiqi, Amir Khan Group who is according to Takbeer (ISI Sponsored Magazine) is tilted towards MQM of Altaf Hussain.

    The other purpose of Karachi killings is to give an impression that situation in Karachi is worst then Malakand, Swat and FATA and also a message to Government to stop operation in those areas otherwise Karachi will be targeted and no Government wants destabilization of Karachi as Karachi is the Revenue Generator of Pakistan.

    It is also very logical that MQM or PPP don’t want such things to be happen in Karachi as they are in Government and No Government wants to destabilize their own Government. Karachi was once a strong hold of Jamat e Islami and Jamat is exporting terrorism in the name of jehad from a long time, the dream of Jamat to make Karachi as its Hub for Global terrorism is shattered by Liberal MQM and Jamat is also out from the assemblies so they need destruction and mayhem in Pakistan and Karachi to destabilize Government.

    Jamat also blame MQM for every single crime in Karachi and in interviews and discussion Jamat leaders always compare Swat with Karachi, the purpose of all this is to crush and destabilize the approach of Government against the Talibans and Religious Terrorists. Jamat and Rouge elements in Sensitive Agencies who believe in terrorism in the name of Islam are to destabilize Karachi to stop the Operation against Terrorists in Swat and also dither the plans of upcoming operations in FATA and other tribal Areas.

    Behind every crime there is a beneficiary, In recent Karachi Target killings who is the beneficiary? MQM, PPP ?

    No they are in Government and they both can’t afford to destabilize their own government so the beneficiary are the people who are out from the Government like Jamat e Islami, Talibans and people who once made Talibans and now Government of Pakistan who are doing operation against those religious elements.

    The conspiracy is to make Karachi a war zone to destabilize Collation of MQM and PPP in Sindh and Islamabad that eventually leads to the down fall of PPP government which is determined to eliminate Talibans and Religious Extremists from Pakistan.

    The Target killing in Karachi is a plan conspiracy of Jamat e Islami, some Rogue elements who supports Talibans and Haqiqi to destabilize Karachi, Sindh and Collation Government of MQM, PPP and ANP and to pave way for stopping the Operation against against Talibans in FATA, Swat and other parts of Pakistan including Karachi which has become Talibans Financial Capital.

    • i think mqm is doing these things to destabalize Pakistan & Karachi.because they didnt want that victim of swat operation came in karachi. they do target killing himself & then blame victims of swat operations by saying that the terrorist came with them.
      there are two groups of mqm.both r against eachother & want to kill eachother workers.its very rediculous that u defend mqm by giving some bogus information.u blame jamat e islami for target killing but please tell me that what type of benefit jamat e islami get by doing target killing.jamat e islami always do everything for benefit for pakistan.why mqm is not making case against jamat e islami in court if jamat e islami is doing target killing.u say that there is mqm government then why they do this but please tell me on 12 may there is also government of mqm in karachi but they kill political workers infront of camera.it was seen on international media.So please write true thing.jamat e islami always support those person who do work for islam.jamat e islami support afghan talibans.jamat e islami do not support those talibans who r only using taliban name but doing all thing against islam.
      U say that jamat e islami didnt support swart operation.but please tell me is it right that government disturd about 30 lac people only for 5 to 10 thousand terrorists.where is the pakistani intelligence agencies.pakistan intelligence agencies are world top class agencies they find theses terrorists easily without doing operation.so think about this then write something.

    • Kahled what does this suppose to mean “by people who don’t belong to Karachi.”
      Do you know what MQM has given Muhajir of Pakistan, asla culture. We, yes that includes me with Muhajirin of Pakistan, were the holders of pen. We were the educated class of South Asia. We were the people like Agha khan, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi and Qaid-e- Azam. So don’t think we all are ignorants. Your MQM has ruined the city of baba-e-Qom. Have you even read his speeches!!!!

      Pakistan will be an Islamic State, and will be the sanctuary to any Muslim who will need food and shelter from any conflict zone in the world. You have a problem with that, go back to where you came from. Jinnah built Pakistan for Islamic principles and so will it achieve.
      Muhajiroon ka nam badnaam kar kay rakh diya hai!

  2. @khaled farooqi!
    are we living in 2009 or in 1989?
    why do you think that all people became block headed?
    we live in karachi. we know who share the major responsibility in this kind of political intolerance.
    it is MQM who gave this trend.
    VCR becho,klashankov khareedo.
    jo quiad ka ghaddar hey woh mot ka haqdar hay.
    jamatee thhhaa.
    etc
    who gave these slogans?

    on one hand you blame on those people who “do not belong to karachi but do their politics in karachi”
    and on the other hand you blame jamat e islami.
    get over your confusion and then blame.
    your pathetic defense for criminals of MQM and its london based boss is just ridiculous.

    • ABOUT MQM WEAPONS & VCR BAICHOO ETC.

      I WILL BE PLEASED WHEN SOME OF PATHANS ATTACK ON YOUR HOMES WITH POLICE SHELTER AND RAPE YOUR SISITER< WIFE ETC < I WIL BE PLEASED IF PATHAN ENCROACHED YOUR FLATS < BANGLOWS AND YOUR LAND, U BOUGHT BY UTMOST STRUGGLE , I WILL BE PLEASED IF PATHANS ATTACK ON YOUR SUBURBS AND TORCHED THE BIKES, CARS , HOMES and WITH THE SLOGANS OF

      ALLAH HO AKBAR
      ALLAH HO AKBAR

      R U SURPRISED THAT WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT ?

      WELL THE SO CALLED PEOPLE , THE SO CALLED INTELLECTUALS ON INTERNET BLOGERS ETC

      THIS HAS HAPPENED TO US ATLEAST 7 TIMES ON MASSIVE SCALE , WHEN ???

      IT WAS DONE IN 1964 IN THE SUPERVISION OF " GOHER AYYUB KHAN " SON OF " AYYUB KHAN " . MUHAJIRS PAID THE PRICE OF VOTING IN THE FAVOR OF " MADRE – MILLAT FATIMA JINNAH ". OUR FAMILIES WERE RAPED BY PATHANS , OUR HOMES WERE TORCHED , OUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND BY THE WAY , THERE WAS NO MQM AT THAT TIME.

      THEN IT WAS DONE IN 1972 BY BHUTTO REGIME BY '" LANGUAGE BILL " AGAIN WE WERE THE VICTIM BY, THE WAY THERE WAS NO " MQM ".

      IT WAS AGAIN DONE IN 1986 , 1988, PAKKA QILA MASSACRE HYDERABAD WHERE HUNDREES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE KILLED BY POLICE ( THE JALYAWALA BAGH AGAIN BUT THIS TIME BY HANDS OF PAKISTANIS , YES THE MUSLIMS LIKE YAZEEDD , SHIMRS EXZ ), THE QASBA ALIGARH MASSACRE IN 1986 WHERE 4000 MOHAJIRS WERE BRUTALLY MURDERED IN JUST 2 HOURS BY HANDS OF PATHANS WHEN ARMY WANTED TO START AN OPERATION ON ALASIF SQUARE , ARMY WAS DEPLOYED IN QASBA COLONY SUBURBS BUT 400 MOHAJIRS WERE KILLED IN THERE HOMES " IN FRONT OF GREATEST ARMY OF THE WORLD YES , IT WAS PAK ARMY WHO WAS DELIBERATELY OR UN DELIBERATELY FAILED TO SECURE THE MUHAJIRS WHO WERE NOT THE OPERATORS OF AL ASIF OPEARTION".

      FROM 1992 T0 1999 15,000 OF MQM WORKERS , SUPPORTERS , AND VOTERS WERE KILLED ,
      WITHOUT ANY SIN ,, CRIME BUT YES THEY WERE MUJAJIRS IT WAS THE ULTIMATE CRIME THEY HD

      ON 27 DECEMBER 2007 , 60 PEOPLE WERE KILLED ALL WERE MUHAJIRS KILLED BY " ANONYMOUS " WELL , WE KNOW WHO WERE THESE " ANONYMOUS " ATLEAST 30 + WOMEN ARE STILL MISSING , 2000 CARS WERE TORCHED FACTORIES , HOMES WERE LOOTED WE WERE THE VICTIM AGAIN .

      ON 30 NOVEMBER 2008 IN ORANGI AND BANARS SUBURBS PATHANS MURDERED 26 MUHAJIRS WITHIN 3 HOURS FROM 2 : 15 TO 5 : 30 , 33 WOMEN WERE KIDNAPPED , RAEES AMROHI COLONY WAS TORCHED AND LOOTED IN FRONT OF " BAHADUR RANGERS BUT WERE MORE HAPPY TO GIVE SMILE ON THE CAMERAS INSTEAD OF TAKING ACTIONS AGAINST THE " TERRORIST " SO IT IS THE BEGGAGE WE R BEARING / HAVING IT I S ON " MQM " TO TAKE THE RIGHT TIME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY OF OUR SHUHADA AND UNJUSTICE SINCE 1947 WE HAVE BEEN FACING .

      FIRST DO KNOW THE FACTS ,,, BE IN YOUR PAJAMA .

      LOG LIVE MQM
      LONG LIVE ALTAF

      FROM SON OF KARACHI.

      • PAJAMA DEELA HO KAY TANG
        qUIAD KAY HI SANG!!

        historical refrences?
        TRUE..these are facts.
        and this is also a fact that the most of urdu speaking people killed just because MQM is not ready to tolerate any difference of opinion.

        Quaid ka jo ghaddar hay
        woh mot ka haqdar hay.
        we are talking about slogans of MQM.
        manzil naheen rehnuma chahiye….
        manzil to kia milti rehnuma hi patli gali say nikal liyay…
        apnay karkunon ko yateem kar kay….

        aadmi ko itna pajama bhi naheen hona chahiyay.

  3. Dear Bhai Khaled Faroqi,

    First of all thanks for your valuable comments, Yes I am not agreed with your various points but also I do respect your point of view & sincerely understand that you raised few thought provoking points which are helpful in understanding other side of picture.

    Here, my perspective was very simple, I tried to communicate that we should learn to live with difference of opinions. Difference of opinion should not lead us to the point where we behave like enemies. Your post is diversion from actual topic.

    Khaed Bhai, on your blog you recognized yourself as “Mohajir” But MQM has now converted into Muttehda & claim that they are representing 98% of the Pakistani population.So MQM is now national party & don’t believe on racism. Am I right?

    Couple of years back American newspapers & media called Pakistani army as Rouge army & you are also using the same terms. Pak army couldn’t be Rouge as Muttheda & Altaf Bhai themseves supporting army for military operation in Swat.

    The clash between Amir Khan & Afaq groups is a new but valid theory & we should examine & evaluate this point in true sense. But the fact is that two thirds of the victims belongs to Haqiqi.

    Thanks again for your valuable contribution.

  4. Aslam-o-Alikum
    Hope that you are all fine with the grace of Allah.
    I do not know what Khalid Farooqi want to say.
    Is he try to judge himself?
    Are we talking about parties or tolerance?
    Is there any name of party in this article?
    Has he any proof against any person or parties?
    Is there any proof for any terrorist days?
    Why no body go in Court?
    Why we have to go Scotland for justice?
    Question?Question?Question?

  5. How innocent Mr. Khalid Faroqi is. Dear, we also live in karachi and has faced the terrorists like farooq dada. I agree with kashif bhai that to respect the different point of view of others is the key to be live with peace.

  6. Thought provoking post by Kashif which made Mr Khalid Farooqi to prove one of the Urdu idiom right. “Chor ki Darhi Mein Tinka” Kashif has talked of political intolerance and not intolerance by MQM. MQM is not the only party of karachi but Khalid Tells us that MQM is the only intolerant party. The city has witnessed continues clashes between MQM and ANP. For many who don’t know the real perspective of recent target killings and they don’t know that the recent target killings have to do any thing with Amir/Afaq release or MQM Haqqiqi. Thanks To Mr Farooqi who educated many on this issue. Thanks again

  7. A zebra cannot change its stripes. MQM will continue to act as a mafia, which it essentially is. I am a Karachiite and for the last one decade at least, I have rarely met someone in my relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbourhood, etc who is a staunch supporter or voter of MQM. Everybody knows how this mafia wins the elections and how the votes are casted. A free and fair election in Karachi is the only way we can get rid of such unscrupulous elements who have seiged this city of lights on gun point.

  8. Thank you all of you for commenting on My views.

    I ask you people how many of you knows what happened in Karachi in 1964 when Urdu Speaks favored Fatima Jinnah Sister of Quaid e Azam in Presidential Elections ?

    How many of you knows what Ayub Khan said about Mohajirs Back in 1964 and how his sons marched to Marachi with Pathans and massacred Moahjirs?

    How many of you knows why there is an Shuda e Urdu Grave Yard in Liaquatabad built in 1972?

    <a href="How many of You knows about What had happen in Qasba and Aligerh ?

    What happen in Hyderabad on 30 Sep 1988?

    I am quite sure non of you know about it and if some one by chance knows about it they never writes about it.

    So may i ask why there is a need to made Haqiqi by ISI to Break and Destroy MQM and plunge karachi into Violence?

    By blaming MQM you people will not get anything, its not about just politics its a real ethnic problem,

    the policy of crushing Urdu speaks, imposition of Quota System, Systematic Massacres of Mohajirs results in non tolerant politics but i wonder why not a single one of you asked about why there is a Quota System ?

    Who were the people sign it?

    Who were the people extend it for 20 years?

    Why non of you ever talk about continuous Urdu Speaking Massacres in Karachi and Urban Sindh BEFORE the creation of MQM ? How many people who killed hundreds of Mohajirs in just one night have been brought to justice or even arrested?

    as far as my brother above commented that most of the people killed belong to haqiqi, i would like to tell him most of the killed belong to Amir Khan Group which According to Takbeer is more tilted towards Altaf Hussain MQM.

    Haqiqi Amir Khan Group few days back give statement against Afghanis in Karachi and ask for their departure from Karachi and this statement was against the Policy of Establishment and Agencies and Religious Parties so they are facing the wrath of giving anti establishment statement.

    One my Brother said on my website i writes Mohajir, then i would like to tell him that Mohajirs are accepted as an ethnic group by the world kindly search for it.

    I am quite sure that what is happening in Karachi is to destabilize the Government of MQM and PPP and hidden hands are involved in it and both MQM and PPP are not the beneficiaries the real beneficiaries are people not in the Parliament.

    These killings in Karachi are hallmark of hidden hands who made Haqiqi.

    And all this is to stop the march of MQM in pakistan as the people from other ethnic origins are joining MQM in large numbers and that is a problem with parties doing politics in Karachi on non urdu speak votes and also doing Politics in Pakistan who are afraid that if MQM gained popularity in Pakistan like in Karachi their politics will be finished.

    Asfandyar Wali has to accept that Pukhtoons are joining MQM but no Urdu Speak in ANP.

    And also read the Munafqat of Jamat e islami, their workers was killed by PSF (ANP Student Wing) and they doing the propaganda that MQM is doing Target killing of their workers in Karachi.

    What a Hypocrites.

    @ Nawaf

    It Seems You also don’t belong to Karachi right?
    Because if you belong from Karachi then you should know that MQM not only won but swept the Elections in 1993 when there was an Army operation going on in Karachi and Army was present in and out of Polling Stations so the blame of rigging is irrelevant.

    @ Waqar Azam

    Dear can you tell me who was Farooq Dada you called Terrorist?

    From what area of Karachi he belong from?

    Anywayz what people like you said, now its irrelevant as the march of MQM is continue and will continue, until the Dream of Middle Class and Lower Class Ruling this country is achieved.

    • Yes brother it is true that we lost many of our relatives (Muhajirin) because of ethinic classes. It is also true that we were discriminated. When my father tells us the stories of the treatment of Muhajirin in Karachi, sometimes I think that we are not even talking about Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan. It is also true that MQM safe guarded us from the “oppressors” but look where we are now, look where we have headed now. The whole startegy is wrong. Why MQM is hard line secular party when Quaid himself wanted an Islamic Republic? Why Altaf Hussein, which many of us loved more than our parents went to India and asked the rival to help Pakistani Muhajir? Why MQM has become such a Militant organization? I am a Muhajir and know lot of MQM. We have to put Pakistan first.
      Quota system is inherently wrong, Punjabi domination in Pakistan needs to end, but we can’t achieve all this by having ethinic clashes in any city of Pakistan. It further divides us as a nation. WE have to Accept Islam. No one is superior over other or better except by piety. With Accepting Islam as our way of life rather than rituals we can unite all of us and make Pakistan a better and stonger nation. Thats the only solution brother.

  9. Dear Kashif

    do publish my post which have all the links about what is going on in karachi from last 60 years and what is the real problem

    kindly don’t hide the truth let it publish

  10. […] by talkhaaba on June 17, 2009  Kahifiat carefully dealt with the Issue of Target Killing in Karachi without blaming or naming any political […]

  11. I am not against any group. Every one has the right to speak his mind on any issue. It is the lack of rule of law and complete failure of the government that 50 people have been killed in one week. Sind government should resign for failing to protect its citizen. All senior police officer should be fired for
    not maintaining the law and order. Interior Minister, Mr. Rehman Malik should also immediately steps down and PM should appoint a person who knows and can manage the law and order in the country.

    An independent judicial commission should be appointed to investigate the killings. All parties and individual found involved should be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of law if found guilty.

    This is only my wish but it will never happen in Pakistan becuase the ruling parties are complacent in this matter.

    God bless Pakistan.

  12. Also every one should also not forget that not only MQM is to be blamed but almost all of the political parties are to be blamed.

    All ethinic based political parties, all parties that glorify one man and has no democratic (Shura) institution in the party (MQM, PPP, ML-N)

    We can’t blame one party, it is the system that has to be blamed and changed.

  13. It is unfortunate but it is very likely that Karachi will go under another blood bath. When people have more weapons than police then what kind of peace you can expect. I don’t blame MQM or any other party or any other province and agency for all this.

    The problem is race for money and power and people including politicians want both by hook or by crook. There is no end to greed and some of us have lost all ethics and this game is being played without any rules.

    Our politicians on the top have allowed such situations to develop for their own benifits. They divide us on the base of language, place of origin, religion and sects and create doubts in our mind that one group is eating the right of another group.

    Even after 62 years of the creation of Pakistan, most of us remain un educated and poor. Such people can be bought with money, motivated and mis directed with wrong information and emotional speeches. Such people become tools of these big guns and power play goes on.

    Ignorance is our biggest enemy, start thinking as a Pakistani, not as Punjabi, Sindhi, Muhajar, Bloach or Pashtoon. Recongnize the real enemy, the power mafia. Stick to with values and principles and judge yourself first before you judge others.

    System can’t change unless we do change, unless we become aware enough about our rights and responsibilities. We start recongnizing these power mafias and don’t elect such people as our leader, unless we start taking stand against in justice, unless we start protesting the rigged elections. The change has to come from bottom and if we are lucky we may find some good leader some day.

  14. These kind of terrorist activities was affected for our tourism sector. Our country was planned last year belong to tourism and these activities causes to discourage this environment.Shangrila Murree

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