The news of Sindh Chief Minister directing the prosecutors to withdraw cases against Ameen Buledi, a notorious figure in the Lyari gang war comes as a rude shock. Buledi was arrested by the Lahore police in September along with two of his companions, Zubair and Junaid. He was wanted for murder, attempted murder, kidnapping for ransom and several other crimes. This is a massive blow to the ongoing target operation against the criminals in the city. Why should a police officer lay down his life to catch criminals if the same are to be freed for political reasons? The Sindh government has proved itself as a patron of crime and criminals and cannot be trusted any longer.

DR. SHANAWAZ SOOMRO,

Larkana, December 1.