JI leaders, media men share concern over security
KARACHI: Jamaat-Islami leader Liaquat Baloch has expressed his party`s concern over recurring spates of targeted killings, disturbances and breakdown of law and order in Karachi.
Sharing the impressions of the accompanying party leaders from all provinces with the newly-elected Karachi Press Club office-bearers and senior journalists on Monday, Mr Baloch said the delegation found every citizen, including journalists, they came across in the metropolis as worried as anyone in the country over the Karachi situation.
He said that the JI Shoora held its meeting in the city specifically to interact with people and have the firsthand information from them on the situation and related issues.
He recalled Karachi`s lost glory and an exemplary harmony that existed among people belonging to any caste, creed, religion or sect, and said the metropolis grew into a city of lights because of unhindered development and progress. He said the city developed fast while legislators, mayor and nazims belong to his party ruled over it.
The JI leader said that the visiting delegation would prepare a comprehensive report on Karachi`s worsening law and order situation and ways to improve it on the basis of party leaders` interaction with the citizens of the metropolis.
Earlier, KPC office-bearers and senior members briefed the JI delegation about the journalist fraternity`s concern over the harassment and threats being faced by media people in the fair discharge of their professional duties with reference to the recent killing of a reporter, Wali Khan Babar.