Carnage in Karachi

The PPP-led government is responsible for the situation in Karachi. I pass the house of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza twice a day and I see that there are usually six police mobile vans with at least 25 policemen guarding his house. No doubt all the other Sindh government ministers are also similarly protected. So, if the police department is there solely to protect government functionaries, how can it maintain law and order in the city?
The only solution is to hand Karachi over to the army, at least those parts of it which are disturbed. And the Sindh government ministers should leave Karachi alone and concentrate on amassing as much wealth as possible before the people throw them out in the next elections.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The News, August 20,2011