The majority of the people who don’t live in Karachi, thinks that entire city is under siege but the truth is that there are particular areas, where most of the killing happens daily. The lowest Targeted killing ratio is in the south region whereas the highest ratio is in the north.
Nearly around 20 million people are living in the city, from which those who are able to afford private security service prefer to have guards along, after which nearly 20 percent of business class carry licensed weapon for their safety and majority step out of the house on the hope that they would return home safe, but then again killing continues at the same time. City represents some sort a cemetery where densely populated areas, where at times it is difficult to find a parking space, turn into deserted ones. If riots break up or something happens in the city, everyone turn their television to know the Breaking News.
I personally have started to contemplate that Karachi has been turned into a living sepulchre; No one can predict how next hour here is going to be. Police and Rangers have failed constantly doing operations, Raids etc, but the problem never seems to curb and instead it seems to proliferate deep in the roots of the city. Coming to ‘Shoot on Sight’ orders, well frankly speaking, Additional IG should resign if the peace is not maintained in the city even after such orders, but one should not forget Sind Police follows the chemistry of Politics which makes it useless instead of being useful.
People complain for law and order situation, while police complains about not having hi-tech weapons and state-of-the-art technology. If you are entering in the city from Super Highway, then it does not matter whether you have CNG Cylinder or a nuclear bomb in your trunk because nobody will bother to check you politely. Make yourself comfortable and follow the rule”Live & Let die”. Disturbance would only affect Bikers and common people, instead of just checking them and letting them go, Police constable will bother the public by asking for the Documents, CNIC, and the following questions;
- Where you are coming from?
- Where are you going?
- Why are you going there?
- What do you do?
- Where do you live?
And if you are one of the million boys in the city, then you are doomed, because next thing police fellow is going to say to you is ‘Chaye pani tu karado’. And Beware!! Because if you show any anger on their uncivilized manner or their worrisome and unnecessary time-consuming actions and questions, consider yourself a ‘target killer’!!! The only thing that Police in Karachi does is this that they come on the crime scene after the crime and start disturbing and bothering the ordinary man.
This uncivilized, insolent and unethical behavior of Police forges the commotion amongst the general public that the Sind Police has forgotten religion and what the orders of Islam are in this regard. Just bribe them or else prepare to face your worst nightmares. Since they have shoot at sight orders, bribery plays a leading role.
Blame game continues in Karachi while no one tells that who is behind this target killing. 3 Major political parties who are the stakeholders of Karachi are MQM, PPP and ANP respectively.
Karachi burns every time while no one at the federal level cares. This city has a story which no one wants to hear. Victimized by mafias and external elements. Innocent lives lost get reported as if it is not a big deal. To me at times it looks like Black Warrants are issued against invisible men, that’s why Rangers & Police always speak of unknown gunmen. Land mafia/grabbing have been a key issue since the radius of the city has increased. Hide & seek between Killers & Police carries on. The only solution which I am in favor is that Karachi be handed over to Army (Run the Anti-Virus) only in safe mode ( Curfew ) it is possible to clean up Root Directory else, in normal mode ( Anti-Virus ) won’t be able to clean ( Trojan ) Virus. Invisible hands are controlling the city; hardly it gets normal for a week while target killing continues again. About target killing, what it seems to me is that Intelligence agencies have failed. Karachi badly needs air surveillance, which includes Petrology and Ambulance service. Police and the local area residents should coordinate and plan out the solution in which Rangers & Police must help Citizens instead bothering them otherwise the Final Resort is Army Operation or else I see a dark future of the city which was once known as The City of Lights.