MQM Threats to Exit Govt as Karachi Street Crime Surges

Senator Faisal Subzwari of MQM issued a significant warning as street crimes increase in Karachi.

Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Senator Faisal Subzwari made a serious threat on Tuesday, stating that his party might leave the federal government because of the increase in street crimes in Karachi. This comes as many people are being killed due to crimes happening on the streets.

Senator Subzwari is very unhappy with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ruling the province for 15 years. He thinks they haven’t done enough to stop these crimes. He wonders why there aren’t barriers on the streets to stop criminals.

He said, “If our people keep getting killed, we might have to leave the government.” He said this while talking to reporters in Karachi.

Street crimes in Karachi have become a big problem. Since January until March, around 50 people have died because of these crimes. During Ramadan, the problem got worse. Many people were killed while trying to stop robbers.

The Sindh Home Minister, Ziaul Hasan Lanjar, said that crime is just a normal part of life. He also said that the media is making it seem worse than it is.

But in a meeting on March 13, the Sindh cabinet said that about 16,000 street crimes had happened in Karachi this year alone.

Senator Subzwari criticized the police for not doing enough to stop the crimes. He said it feels like both the police and criminals are having a party in Karachi.

He wants the Interior Minister to come to Sindh and work with MQM-P representatives to solve the problem.

As for the governor of Sindh, Subzwari said they haven’t decided if they want a new one yet. He said Kamran Tessori, the current governor, is still in charge as the representative of the federal government in Sindh.