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Our correspondent
Saturday, August 31, 2013
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Rawalpindi

 

Like other parts of Punjab, activists of the Pakistan Sunni Tehrik (PST) observed a protest day against terror acts in Karachi in which a number of people have been killed on daily basis.

 

In connection with the protest day, leaders and activists of the Pakistan Sunni Tehrik took out protest processions and staged a demonstration at Benazir Bhutto Road near Rawalpindi Press Club after ‘Juma’ prayers. The demonstration was led by Mufti Liaquat Ali Rizvi, Allama Tahir Iqbal Chishti, Sahibzada Ata ur Rahman and Arif Chishti.

 

Carrying placards and banners in their hands, the demonstrators raised vociferous slogans against the target killings in Karachi.

 

Addressing the demonstrators, Mufti Liaquat Ali Rizvi alleged that in the garb of terrorism and target killings, the PST workers are being killed, but the government and law-enforcement agencies are doing nothing to control the situation and improve law and order situation. No security is being provided to the Pakistan Sunni Tehrik leaders and workers, he alleged. During the current year till now, 18 PST activists have been killed in terrorist activities and target killings, he claimed.

 

Allama Iqbal Chishti, while speaking, alleged that the inefficiency of the government and police in controlling killings and end terrorism is shameful. He also condemned what he termed ‘barbaric terrorism’ in Karachi.

 

On the occasion, the demonstrators moved resolutions demanding the Sindh government to take immediate and effective measures to end killings and terror acts in Karachi. If it fails then it has no right to govern people over there, the resolutions observed.

 

During the demonstration, traffic moving from Mareer Chowk to Committee Chowk remained suspended for more than an hour, creating great hardships for motorists and other people.