KARACHI – Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Acting Ameer, Birjees Ahmed has expressed grave concern over the recent spree of violence that claimed several innocent lives within a few hours.

Commenting over the deteriorating law and order situation in the metropolis on Saturday, he strongly condemned the rising lawlessness particularly the incident of firing at a mosque. He said that those who disgraced the holy month of Ramazan, attacked on Masjid and killed Muslims couldn’t be called Muslims.

He was of the view that protection of lives and possessions of people is the prime responsibility of the government, however, the present ruling regime had neither any interest with the miserable situation of the city nor they were intended to maintain peace.

He demanded the government to abandon the so-called policy of reconciliation and deal the culprits behind the bloodshed in the city with iron hands. He further demanded the government to nab extortionists, abductors and target killers without the discrimination of political affiliation, instead of illogically imposing ban on pillion riding.

JI leader also criticised the role of law-enforcement agencies particularly the police for irking the life of peaceful citizens, instead of overcoming the increasing rate of bloodshed, street crimes and lawlessness in the city.

He said that extortionists and criminals were enjoying unlimited liberty and were indeed ruling the country despite of all the showoff of snap-checking, patrolling and pickets.

Ahmed said that rising lawlessness could be controlled by taking firm action without any political discrimination but the government was not seemed serious in this regard.

He also demanded Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Rangers Director General and Sindh Police Inspector General to take solid measures for maintaining peace in the City.

Meanwhile, Birjees Ahmed also condemned ban, imposed on pillion riding and urged the government to have pity on the poor masses, who were already facing a miserable condition due to poverty, inflation, extortion and killings in the City.

Elocution contest held in connection with I-Day celebrations:  In connection with the Independence Day celebrations, the Sindh Youth Affairs Department organised an elocution contest.

An announcement of the department here the other day said that Subhan Baig emerged as the winner and was also given a cash award of Rs15,000.

The second position went to Umme Aymen while Abu Talha remained third.

They were also given cash awards of Rs10,000 and Rs5,000 respectively.

Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs, Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed prizes among the winners.

In his address, he stressed upon the youngsters to concentrate towards the acquisition of knowledge. The minister also urged upon the youths to play their due role towards the progress and development of the country.

Sindh Secretary Youth Affairs, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, and Director Youth Affairs, Khurshid Ali Shaikh, also expressed their views on the occasion.