KARACHI - Pakistan Peoples Party’s Karachi chief MNA Abdul Qadir Patel while opposing the Rangers’ operation in Lyari has said that operation was launched under a conspiracy.

Along with the members of banned Peoples Amn Committee leaders, PPP Karachi chief while addressing a press conference said that people of Lyari had staged rallies in favour of Pakistan Army but now kidnapping of two rangers’ personnel from other area and throwing their dead bodies in Lyari could be a conspiracy against the people of Lyari.

He said that the over 90 per cent population of the Lyari was living under poverty. By violating the sanctity of ‘Chadar and Chaardewari’ women and children were brutally tortured by the LEAs during raid in the area. He said that whole area was being treated as nest of the gang war and criminals.

He questioned that gang war could be restrained to one area but LEAs launched operation to other parts of Balochs and Sindhi population in parts of Lyari, Golimar and Mowachh Goth, adding that some pockets of a political party do exist in Golimar.

He said the other parts of the City comprised on nearly some per cent of poor people while Lyari populace comprised on 100 per cent poor people and most of them were labourers.

Qadir raised question how these people can involved in any act of attacking the LEAs but everyone knows who attacked the security agencies in past and who killed the policemen.

Without naming the MQM, he said that everyone knows who killed the police and rangers men in the past, and how many operations launched against them.

He warned that it is not the time to push the locality of Lyari to walls and operation against them should be stopped on immediate basis.

He said that the PPP had contacted President Asif Ali Zardari and other government authorities and conveyed the resentments of Lyari’s population over the Rangers operation launched against them.

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad Khan directed the LEAs to launch targeted operation against the terrorist without any discrimination and pressure and the policy have been finalised in this regard.

In a statement here on Thursday, he said strategy have been finalized during a brief meeting with Army Chief Genral Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani and Core Commander Karachi at Core Commander House, where Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had taken major steps to maintain the peace situation in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Ebad visited the Abbas Town bomb blast site and said that Abbas Town tragedy had put the City in grief. He further said that he had directed the heads of the administration for the rehabilitation of the affected people of the blast and nearly 100 flats have been arranged in the initial measures. He said the maintenance and construction of the both effected building would start soon and he has directed the commissioner to fulfill all the requirements in this regard.