Demo held against Sahiwal tragedy.


KARACHI -- Resistance of masses could only check the growing incidents of 'state-sponsored' lawlessness against citizens, said speakers of a protest demo here Tuesday.

As per details, home-based workers, writers and civil society members staged a protest demo in front of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to condemn the Sahiwal incident.

On the occasion a joint statement was released which said that the Sahiwal tragedy and such many other incidents are the proof of growing lawlessness of law enforcing institutions, who are killing the innocent citizens in the garb of terrorists. It is also proved that all the state institutions including judiciary have failed to give protection to citizens. It is sad that the elected representatives are trying to hush up these sensitive issues. This anti-human attitude is adopted by the provincial and federal ministers of sitting PTI governments over the Sahiwal tragedy. They are trying to save the culprits of this tragedy.

The continuity of such incidents has once again proved that the state, instead of providing safety of life to citizens, is playing with their lives. To stop this maltreatment the masses have to start an organised struggle; otherwise, these incidents would not only continue but also to intensify

The rulers like past traditions would have declared the culprits of the Sahiwal incidents as heroes and termed the victims as terrorists, had the citizens not resorted to protest. It is sad that despite this protest the police first lodged the FIR against the victims, themselves. Later, after public pressure they lodged FIR against 'unknown' culprits. The government also rejected the public demand to set up a judicial commission and instead ordered forming a JIT, which shows that the sitting government is not serious to take the killers to the task.

Whole country is sad over the Sahiwal tragedy and masses are very angry and charged. However, the illegal activities and extrajudicial killings by the law enforcers are...

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