THIS is apropos your editorial ‘Absent leadership’ (June 12). While it is a fact that the interior ministry informed the Sindh government about a possible attack on Karachi airport, the fault lies entirely with the interior ministry.
The way the Sindh government works, it was simply impossible for them to prepare for the eventuality because they were not informed about the date and time of attack, nor that Uzbeks would be involved. As everyone knows, half the number of policemen in Karachi are always attending to the many VVIPs in the city, and of the remainder, half are always absent, while the few that remain are busy harassing peaceful citizens. So how could anyone expect the Sindh government (or non-government) to do anything to prevent the tragedy?
Shakir Lakhani
Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2014