People’s only ray of hope, the Supreme Court of Pakistan led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has on Monday rightly ordered the police to take action against all criminals disturbing the peace of Karachi, without fear or favour. Indeed the court expressed its dissatisfaction over the fact that certain areas had been ignored by the police. It is a matter of great satisfaction that the Supreme Court has vowed to expose and bring to justice the real culprits that have held the city hostage for long years.Concurrently, in this prevailing imbroglio, the role played by Interior Minister Rehman Malik as well as the MQM, also should be taken notice of. Consider Senator Lashkari Raisani’s criticism of Mr Malik for failing to control lawlessness in the city.
He also questioned Mr Malik’s stance in favour of the use of force in the case of Balochistan and of political reconciliation when he talks of Karachi. Secondly, after Mr Mirza had made the ‘disclosure’ holding with his both hands Holy Quran over his head and President Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jehangir had accused the MQM of first introducing the culture of bhatta (extortion) in Karachi it is difficult to believe that a government accountable to the people could ignore these charges. The common man is fully confident that now that the Supreme Court has intervened, the killers will be exposed and punished. – Nation